foot-dragging

noun
foot-drag·​ging | \ˈfu̇t-ˌdra-giŋ \

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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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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