drag its feet

drag (your/its) feet to do something slowly because you do not want to do it.

He knows he should make a decision, but he's dragging his feet.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • drag your feet — drag your feet/heels/ phrase to do something very slowly because you do not really want to do it Thesaurus: to do something slowlysynonym Main entry: drag * * * drag your feet (also drag your heels) …   Useful english dictionary

  • drag your feet — ► to be very slow in doing sth, for example taking a decision: »Reformers claim that the FSA is dragging its feet on banking reform. Main Entry: ↑foot …   Financial and business terms

  • drag your feet — drag (your) feet/heels to deal with something slowly because you do not really want to do it. He was asked why the government had dragged its feet on the question of a single European currency. (often + on) We don t want to look as if we re… …   New idioms dictionary

  • drag your feet — drag (your/its) feet to do something slowly because you do not want to do it. He knows he should make a decision, but he s dragging his feet …   New idioms dictionary

  • drag — /drag/, v., dragged, dragging, n., adj. v.t. 1. to draw with force, effort, or difficulty; pull heavily or slowly along; haul; trail: They dragged the carpet out of the house. 2. to search with a drag, grapnel, or the like: They dragged the lake… …   Universalium

  • feet — /feet/, n. 1. a pl. of foot. 2. drag one s feet, to act or proceed slowly or without enthusiasm; to be reluctant to act, comply, etc.: We can t begin the project until the steering committee stops dragging its feet. 3. on one s feet, a. in a… …   Universalium

  • drag feet — drag (your) feet/heels to deal with something slowly because you do not really want to do it. He was asked why the government had dragged its feet on the question of a single European currency. (often + on) We don t want to look as if we re… …   New idioms dictionary

  • drag feet — drag (your/its) feet to do something slowly because you do not want to do it. He knows he should make a decision, but he s dragging his feet …   New idioms dictionary

  • drag your heels — drag (your) feet/heels to deal with something slowly because you do not really want to do it. He was asked why the government had dragged its feet on the question of a single European currency. (often + on) We don t want to look as if we re… …   New idioms dictionary

  • drag heels — drag (your) feet/heels to deal with something slowly because you do not really want to do it. He was asked why the government had dragged its feet on the question of a single European currency. (often + on) We don t want to look as if we re… …   New idioms dictionary

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