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foot-dragging

noun

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failure to do something quickly because you do not want to do it
  • bureaucrats criticized for foot-dragging on important issues

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The first known use of foot-dragging was in 1947

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“Foot-dragging.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/foot-dragging. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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