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low speed

low speed
 adj.— «“Roger that,” said Young, clutching his soggy worksheet. “You guys are high speed.” High speed is a military term of endearment. Low speed, conversely, denotes anything uncool, such as Gussman’s older-edition helmet, which kept swimming around on his head and was due to be replaced. Gussman with the grappling hook? High speed.» —“An old soldier in a new war” by Jon Rutter LancasterOnline.com (Pennsylvania) May 18, 20008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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