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
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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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"I'm well aware that everyone is concerned (about the lack of transfers) and rightly so, but I'm not dragging my heels in any manner," he added.
The Magpies are yet to make a summer signing except for teenager Olivier Kemen from Metz, with the start of the new Barclays "I'm well aware that everyone is concerned (about the lack of transfers) and rightly so, but I'm not dragging my heels in any manner," he added.
He said: "I'm being accused in some quarters of dragging my heels over appointing a manager.
"Well I'm happy to continue dragging my heels if we are winning games.