or foot·drag·ging

[foo t-drag-ing]


reluctance or failure to proceed or act promptly.

Origin of foot-dragging

First recorded in 1945–50; from the verb phrase drag one's feet Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of foot-dragging

  • Jason forced himself into a foot-dragging rush and met Kerk halfway to the ship.


    Harry Harrison