drag (one's) tail

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drag (one's) tail

1. To deliberately work or perform slowly, sluggishly, or reluctantly; to idle rather than perform one's work or duties. Stop dragging your tail on that assignment, I need it finished by 3 o'clock. I'm so bored with work that I find myself dragging tail every day in the office.
2. To leave or depart from a place. You'd better drag your tail outta here before I get even more upset. It's the cops, we'd better drag tail!
See also: drag, tail
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Some dolphins drag their tails through the water, creating a geyser of water that leaves a trail of bubbles beneath the surface, flushing out fish so they're easier to catch.