drag one's heels


drag one's heels
• drag one's feet
• drag one's heels
act slowly or reluctantly

He has been dragging his feet about whether or not to take the job.


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  • drag\ one's\ heels — • drag one s feet • drag one s heels v. phr. To act slowly or reluctantly. The children wanted to watch television, and dragged their feet when their mother told them to go to bed. The city employees said the mayor had promised to raise their pay …   Словарь американских идиом

  • drag one's heels — verb postpone doing what one should be doing He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days • Syn: ↑procrastinate, ↑stall, ↑drag one s feet, ↑shillyshally, ↑dilly dally, ↑dillydally • …   Useful english dictionary

  • drag one's heels — phrasal see drag one s feet …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • drag one's heels — verb To drag ones feet …   Wiktionary

  • drag\ one's\ feet — • drag one s feet • drag one s heels v. phr. To act slowly or reluctantly. The children wanted to watch television, and dragged their feet when their mother told them to go to bed. The city employees said the mayor had promised to raise their pay …   Словарь американских идиом

  • drag one's feet — • drag one s feet • drag one s heels act slowly or reluctantly He has been dragging his feet about whether or not to take the job …   Idioms and examples

  • drag one's feet — verb postpone doing what one should be doing (Freq. 2) He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days • Syn: ↑procrastinate, ↑stall, ↑drag one s heels, ↑shillyshally, ↑dilly dally, ↑dillydally …   Useful english dictionary

  • drag one's feet — 1》 walk wearily or with difficulty. 2》 (also drag one s heels) be deliberately slow to act. → drag …   English new terms dictionary

  • drag one's feet — or[drag one s heels] {v. phr.} To act slowly or reluctantly. * /The children wanted to watch television, and dragged their feet when their mother told them to go to bed./ * /The city employees said the mayor had promised to raise their pay, but… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • drag one's feet — or[drag one s heels] {v. phr.} To act slowly or reluctantly. * /The children wanted to watch television, and dragged their feet when their mother told them to go to bed./ * /The city employees said the mayor had promised to raise their pay, but… …   Dictionary of American idioms