- 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.
foot-dragging definition by Webster's New World
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deliberate slowness or delay; stalling
foot-dragging definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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).
- footˈ-dragˌger noun