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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We cannot be portrayed as a sport that is dragging our heels.
We need to stop dragging our heels or we could find Christmas in the future becomes rather less merry and a lot less bright.
The question is whether we seize the initiative and take full advantage of the opportunities,or repeat the lessons of history by dragging our heels until inward investment into Britain has all but disappeared.