Foot dragging is defined as procrastination or behavior that is not very eager.
An example of foot dragging is a person who keeps putting off doing his taxes because he knows the process will be long.
deliberate slowness or delay; stalling
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).
- Alternative spelling of foot-dragging.
From drag one's feet.