drag feet


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drag your/its feet

to do something slowly because you do not want to do it drag your/its heels He knows he should make a decision, but he's dragging his feet.
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drag your feet/heels

to deal with something slowly because you do not really want to do it (often + on ) He was asked why the government had dragged its feet on the question of a single European currency. (often + over ) We don't want to look as if we're dragging our heels over promoting women to senior positions.
See drag over the coals
See also: drag, feet