drag one's feet

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To procrastinate, put off; to dawdle, avoid, or make progress slowly and reluctantly.

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  • 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.
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I have been dragging my feet about filing my taxes.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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