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Reluctance or deliberate delay concerning a decision or action.‘bureaucratic foot-dragging has continued to delay the project’
disinclination, reluctance, slowness, lack of enthusiasmView synonyms
- ‘He had a reputation among Washington insiders for being prickly, abrasive, brash, impatient, and intolerant of bureaucratic foot-dragging.’
- ‘Given that it is the only G8 country running a budget surplus, Canada's foot-dragging is particularly blameworthy.’
- ‘Bureaucratic foot-dragging delayed the formal opening of an investigation for months.’
- ‘Such foot-dragging has delayed its opening, previously scheduled for this week, to the end of the month.’
- ‘If there's any silver lining to this particulate-laden cloud, it's that citizens are now wise to bureaucratic foot-dragging.’
- ‘In a service business like air travel, surly ticket agents or foot-dragging mechanics who delay a flight can send customers fleeing.’
- ‘The opposition's doubts were aggravated by NDP foot-dragging on the dialogue throughout 2004.’
- ‘Whatever kind of original shenanigans went on, she's been foot-dragging and changing her story about what she did.’
- ‘He agreed that last year the RPA had concerns about foot-dragging by CIE companies, ‘but I don't have those concerns now’.’
- ‘There are many livestock owners here, and all are not happy with authorities' foot-dragging in addressing our concerns.’
- ‘Steve is mistaken to think that Schroeder's foot-dragging can't be explained by domestic purposes alone.’
- ‘But the administration is not alone in its foot-dragging.’
- ‘Bureaucratic foot-dragging is a big reason behind the lack of low-cost housing, many activists say, and the St-Malo saga is just another example.’
- ‘The German war alliance, which Tokyo's foot-dragging and ultimate withdrawal had long delayed, swiftly followed.’
- ‘We must not trifle with the people's trust by foot-dragging.’
- ‘No doubt Kleinfeld will face foot-dragging from people reluctant to change.’
- ‘Now, amidst all the stonewalling and foot-dragging and character assassination I guess this matter won't get top-billing.’
- ‘Even the meager construction projects fell through because of the the government foot-dragging and incompetence.’
- ‘Enough foot-dragging and quibbles about ‘historic orthodoxy’.’
- ‘After years of foot-dragging and political interference, Japan is finally moving to clear its books of bad loans, while China has barely begun.’
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