it is generally slow.
it is punctual and regular.
it is generally late.
Originally Posted by Tdol
I like it when other languages have the same idioms or sayings.
I like it too when words in different languages depend on the same image, like Italian cavalletto (tripod) and English 'clothes-horse'.
There's also the expression '[as] regular as clockwork': "He catches the 7.45 every morning, regular as clockwork".