drag (one's) heels

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drag (one's) heels

To move slowly and reluctantly because one does not want to do something. We can't be late for the dentist, so quit dragging your heels and get in the car!
See also: drag, heel

drag your ˈfeet/ˈheels

do something very slowly or delay doing something because you do not want to do it: How much longer will the government go on dragging its feet about whether to invest more money in the railways?
See also: drag, feet, heel
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that 'David Cameron is unwise to drag his heels over calls for a public inquiry.
It's odd he should drag his heels when somebody else's are available.
We do need a solid central midfielder and hopefully Lawrence won't drag his heels because we need Gregan and also Carter in soon so they can gel with the team before the season starts.
He will be given time to sell his shares so long as he doesn't drag his heels.