Idiom:  drag one's feet


Idiom:  drag one's feet

  • to procrastinate or do something very slowly (or not complete it) because you don't want to do it

Example sentences

  • I've asked my boss to give me a raise but he keeps dragging his feet.
  • Why do you always drag your feet with the monthly report?
  • Our clients are dragging their feet and still haven't signed the contract.
  • If you keep dragging your feet, we won't be able to get good seats at the concert.
  • I'm not sure why my teacher keeps dragging her feet about writing me a recommendation for college but I'm going to have to confront her today because the deadline is coming up.
  • If our landlord continues to drag his feet about repainting our apartment, we're going to move somewhere else.
  • I need those figures by this afternoon, so tell your boss to stop dragging his feet.
  • We regret we had to do this, but every month you drag your feet with your payment and we finally imposed a late fee.


  • drag one's heels
  • put off
  • hold off

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