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foot-dragging

or foot·drag·ging

[ foot-drag-ing ]
/ ˈfʊtˌdræg ɪŋ /
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noun

reluctance or failure to proceed or act promptly.

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Origin of foot-dragging

First recorded in 1945–50; from the verb phrase drag one's feet

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