foot-dragging

or foot·drag·ging

[ foo t-drag-ing ]
/ ˈfʊtˌdræg ɪŋ /
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noun

reluctance or failure to proceed or act promptly.

Nearby words

  1. foot valve,
  2. foot warmer,
  3. foot-and-mouth disease,
  4. foot-binding,
  5. foot-candle,
  6. foot-drop,
  7. foot-in-mouth,
  8. foot-in-mouth disease,
  9. foot-lambert,
  10. foot-pound

Origin of foot-dragging

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

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