Foot dragging is defined as procrastination or behavior that is not very eager.noun
An example of foot dragging is a person who keeps putting off doing his taxes because he knows the process will be long.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
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deliberate slowness or delay; stalling
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Failure to take prompt or required action: “The inquiry should be thorough and objective, while working fast enough to avoid any suspicion of foot-dragging” (Economist).