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!
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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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NEWCASTLE director of football JOE KINNEAR has said the club are fighting hard to add players to their squad and that he has not been dragging his heels in the transfer market.
Roberto Mancini is sabrerattling about football administrator Brian Marwood dragging his heels over Robin van Persie.
Al-Bakhit had been widely perceived as dragging his heels on a political reform package.
I had naturally imagined that he was dragging his heels for as long as possible to avoid making a new commitment," he said in a letter a newspaper.
Adam seemed set for a pounds 500,000 move to Blackpool, where he was on loan last season, but has been dragging his heels over the switch as he believes he can force his way intoWalter Smith's team.
But it has emerged Brian Cowen's dragging his heels to approve a EUR25million plan that would save SR Technics and in turn 900 jobs.
The South African was last week told he wouldn't be offered a new deal but Yorkshire chief executive Stewart Regan today said: "We had made it clear all along that we wanted him in our squad, however, it appeared that he was dragging his heels and giving us the impression that he wanted to join another club.
Adam, right, seemed set for a pounds 500,000 move to Blackpool but has been dragging his heels over the switch as he believes he can force his way into Walter Smith's team.
The Manchester City skipper is waiting on an improved contract offer but owner Thaksin Shinawatra is dragging his heels.
STRIKER Barrie Stephen is dragging his heels over a new deal at DEVERONVALE.
MINISTER for Justice John O'Donoghue has been accused of dragging his heels on the publication of a report on the controversial dismissal of an assault charge against the son of a Garda.