be dragging (one's) feet

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be dragging (one's) feet

To be moving slowly and reluctantly because one does not want to do something. I get the feeling she's dragging her feet because she's scared to go to the dentist.
See also: drag, feet

be dragging your feet

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be dragging your heels

COMMON If someone is dragging their feet or dragging their heels, they are being very slow to do something. But there's been criticism of the United States for dragging its feet on measures to protect the environment. A spokesman strongly denied that the Government was dragging its heels on the issue.
See also: drag, feet