foot-dragging

noun
foot-drag·​ging | \ ˈfu̇t-ˌdra-giŋ How to pronounce foot-dragging (audio) \

Definition of foot-dragging

: failure to act with the necessary promptness or vigor

First Known Use of foot-dragging

1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of foot-dragging was in 1947

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“Foot-dragging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foot-dragging. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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foot-dragging

noun

English Language Learners Definition of foot-dragging

: failure to do something quickly because you do not want to do it

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