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    dragged its feet

    From BBC NEWS | Europe | Georgia facing reality of defeat

    But Russia has dragged its feet, saying it wanted to agree the terms of their deployment in more detail and the OSCE has so far agreed to send just 20 more monitors.

    In the sentence above, what does "dragged its feet" mean?


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    Re: dragged its feet

    Delayed doing something.

    A metaphor, deriving from moving very slowly.

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