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foot-dragging

or foot·drag·ging

[foo t-drag-ing]
noun
  1. 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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  • Jason forced himself into a foot-dragging rush and met Kerk halfway to the ship.

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    Harry Harrison