foot-dragging

or foot·drag·ging

[ foo t-drag-ing ]
/ ˈfʊtˌdræg ɪŋ /

noun

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
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