drag one's feet
also drag one's heels phrasal to act in a deliberately slow or dilatory manner

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • drag\ one's\ feet — • drag one s feet • drag one s heels v. phr. To act slowly or reluctantly. The children wanted to watch television, and dragged their feet when their mother told them to go to bed. The city employees said the mayor had promised to raise their pay …   Словарь американских идиом

  • drag one's feet — • drag one s feet • drag one s heels act slowly or reluctantly He has been dragging his feet about whether or not to take the job …   Idioms and examples

  • drag one's feet — ► drag one s feet 1) walk wearily or with difficulty. 2) be slow or reluctant to act. Main Entry: ↑drag …   English terms dictionary

  • drag one's feet — verb postpone doing what one should be doing (Freq. 2) He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days • Syn: ↑procrastinate, ↑stall, ↑drag one s heels, ↑shillyshally, ↑dilly dally, ↑dillydally …   Useful english dictionary

  • drag one's feet — idi cvb sts drag one s feet, to act or proceed slowly or reluctantly …   From formal English to slang

  • drag one's feet — or[drag one s heels] {v. phr.} To act slowly or reluctantly. * /The children wanted to watch television, and dragged their feet when their mother told them to go to bed./ * /The city employees said the mayor had promised to raise their pay, but… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • drag one's feet — or[drag one s heels] {v. phr.} To act slowly or reluctantly. * /The children wanted to watch television, and dragged their feet when their mother told them to go to bed./ * /The city employees said the mayor had promised to raise their pay, but… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • drag one's feet — 1》 walk wearily or with difficulty. 2》 (also drag one s heels) be deliberately slow to act. → drag …   English new terms dictionary

  • drag one's feet —    If you say that a person is dragging their feet, you think they are unnecessarily delaying a decision which is important to you.    If you drag your feet, you delay a decision or participate without any real enthusiasm.     The government is… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • drag one's feet — verb To procrastinate, put off; to dawdle, avoid, or make progress slowly and reluctantly. I have been dragging my feet about filing my taxes …   Wiktionary

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