foot-dragging or foot·drag·ging [foo t-drag-ing] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- reluctance or failure to proceed or act promptly.
Origin of foot-dragging First recorded in 1945–50; from the verb phrase drag one’s feet Examples from the Web for foot-dragging Contemporary Examples of foot-dragging
In his new book, Duty, Defense Secretary Robert Gates recounts the years of foot-dragging by the aging relics at the Pentagon.
February 12, 2014
Foot-dragging only makes it look like you have something to hide.
April 25, 2012
Health-care reform has many opponents: barking Blue Dogs, foot-dragging Republicans, right-wing media ideologues.
Samuel P. Jacobs
July 31, 2009
Historical Examples of foot-dragging
Jason forced himself into a foot-dragging rush and met Kerk halfway to the ship.