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.
Scientists have figured out that tyrannosaurs did not drag their tails on the ground.
They are now no longer automatically presumed to have been coldblooded, like present-day lizards, nor did they necessarily walk on all fours or drag their tails along the ground.