drag one's heels

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drag one's heels (third-person singular simple present drags one's heels, present participle dragging one's heels, simple past and past participle dragged one's heels)

  1. Synonym of drag one's feet
    • 2022 March 23, “Network News: Private research to give a boost to Borders campaign”, in RAIL, number 953, page 23:
      The Campaign for Borders Rail is considering commissioning its own professional research to support the case for extending the Edinburgh-Tweedbank railway to Hawick and Carlisle, amid concerns that public bodies seem to be dragging their heels.