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drag one's feet

Definitions

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  • v. To procrastinate, put off; to dawdle, avoid, or make progress slowly and reluctantly.
  • v. To intentionally stall, to delay, to obstruct.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. postpone doing what one should be doing

Etymologies

From walking while dragging one’s feet along the ground, either from lack of enthusiasm or to intentionally slow down movement. Compare dig in one's heels ("firmly oppose"). (Wiktionary)

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