delaying tactic


variants or delay tactic
: something that is done in order to delay a decision, an occurrence, etc.

Examples of delaying tactic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And for a defendant who has tried every delay tactic at his disposal, that may be precisely the point. Philip Elliott, TIME, 16 Apr. 2024 Boulder Mayor Aaron Brockett said the move is a delay tactic used by the industry in nearly every climate case. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 11 Apr. 2024 At the same time, Donald Trump's delay tactics with the legal system seem to be working, for now. Nbc Universal, NBC News, 17 Mar. 2024 Last-minute delay tactics from hard line Senate Republicans briefly led lawmakers to worry the government could slide into a short partial shutdown — even though the funding bill had broad bipartisan support. Jacob Bogage, Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2024 This is partly a delay tactic—Trump would dearly love to push back the criminal trials until after the 2024 election, a fact the prosecutors are well aware of. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, 12 Dec. 2023 The situation itself is surreal: the legendary Sondheim, like Penelope in the Odyssey, weaving and unravelling, promising and procrastinating—and then, after all delaying tactics fail, watching as the tapestry is cut from the loom. Helen Shaw, The New Yorker, 26 Oct. 2023 But fears of chaos or confusion cannot be allowed to justify delaying tactics that deny patients the extraordinary potential of AI. Michael L. Millenson and Jennifer Goldsack, STAT, 23 Oct. 2023 Lawyers for the plaintiffs have accused the diocese, as well as the Archdiocese of New York, which has jurisdiction over the state, of using delay tactics in hopes that aging victims and witnesses will die before the cases are resolved. Sam Roberts, New York Times, 24 Aug. 2023

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“Delaying tactic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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