foot-dragging
noun Date: 1952 failure to act with the necessary promptness or vigor

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • foot-dragging — [foot′drag΄iŋ] n. deliberate slowness or delay; stalling …   English World dictionary

  • foot-dragging — foot .dragging n [U] when someone is deliberately being slow to do something →drag your feet …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • foot-dragging — N UNCOUNT (disapproval) Foot dragging is the action of deliberately slowing down a plan or process. Their bargaining position with America was weakened by their foot dragging over the Gulf... He accused the company of shameful foot dragging …   English dictionary

  • foot-dragging — foot′ drag ging or foot′drag ging n. cvb reluctance or failure to proceed or act promptly Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • foot-dragging — /foot drag ing/, n. reluctance or failure to proceed or act promptly. Also, footdragging. [1945 50; from the v. phrase drag one s feet] * * * …   Universalium

  • foot-dragging — /foot drag ing/, n. reluctance or failure to proceed or act promptly. Also, footdragging. [1945 50; from the v. phrase drag one s feet] …   Useful english dictionary

  • foot dragging — Synonyms and related words: Micawberish, ambling, antipathy, arrest, arrestation, arrestment, averseness, aversion, backward, backwardness, blockage, blocking, cautious, cautiousness, check, circumspect, circumspection, claudicant, clogging,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • foot-dragging — noun The deliberate delaying of obligatory action …   Wiktionary

  • foot dragging — intentional stalling or delaying, act of intentionally moving or working slowly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • foot-dragger — See foot dragging. * * * …   Universalium

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