drag one's ass(redirected from drag one's tail)
drag (one's) ass
1. To deliberately work or perform slowly, sluggishly, or reluctantly; to idle rather than perform one's work or duties. Stop dragging your ass on that assignment, I need it finished by 3 o'clock. I'm so bored with work that I find myself dragging ass every day in the office.
2. To leave or depart from a place. You'd better drag your ass outta here before I get even more upset. It's the cops, we'd better drag ass!
drag one's ass
1. Also, drag ass or drag it or drag tail. Leave, depart, as in I'm dragging my ass out of this place, or It's really late, let's drag ass! [ Vulgar slang; 1920s]
2. Also, drag one's tail. Move or act with deliberate slowness, as in Hurry up, stop dragging your tail. [ Vulgar slang; c. 1930] For a more polite synonym, see drag one's feet.