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drag your feet/heels

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdrag your feet/heelsdrag your feet/heelsinformalWILLING to take too much time to do something because you do not want to do it The authorities are dragging their feet over banning cigarette advertising. drag
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drag your feet/heelsAnd don't drag your feet.On the other hand, the agency has been dragging its feet all the way in making the endangered determination.They thus exhibit a strong tendency to drag their feet as doomsday draws nearer.On this occasion, their leaders have dragged their heels at every stage, without giving any of the ideas a chance.Mr de Klerk's people say the Congress is dragging its feet because it is too disorganised to talk.Was it because he feared the Republicans were going to hammer him in the 1996 election for dragging his feet on enlargement?The council was informed about the anniversary two years ago but has dragged its heels over putting it on any agenda.Elsewhere they dragged their feet until it became clear that the laws were unenforceable.
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