lack of action

idiom

: failure to act
The protesters criticized the administration's lack of action on many issues.

Examples of lack of action in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But a lack of action will compromise your creative integrity. USA TODAY, 26 Jan. 2024 McDonald’s isn’t the only big U.S. brand facing backlash because of its actions—or lack of action—over the Israel-Hamas conflict, a war that has now claimed more than 22,000 lives. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune, 5 Jan. 2024 Given the lead time required, proponents of such a ban recently decried the White House’s lack of action ahead of Jan. 20, the day on which inauguration is held after a presidential election. Erin Prater, Fortune Well, 4 Feb. 2024 For Republicans in competitive districts, who increasingly fret that the lack of action in Congress gives them few accomplishments to run on, a tax deal that fulfills some business priorities could be attractive. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 26 Jan. 2024 On the NextDoor app, Key Biscayne residents wrote about being shocked by the decade-old allegations and the lack of action by the Key Biscayne Police Department. Ana Claudia Chacin, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Local officials have struggled to come up with solutions in the face of a lack of action from the federal government and lax state gun laws. Daniel Desrochers, Kansas City Star, 17 Jan. 2024 The state initially defended its lack of action before reversing course and appointing Michigan's first poet laureate since 1952. Detroit Free Press, 7 Jan. 2024 This lack of action led to articles by Ken Rosenthal and Buster Olney lamenting the process and the lack of action. Dan Freedman, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 See More

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“Lack of action.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lack%20of%20action. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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