footdragging

footdragging

n
informal the act or practice of acting with deliberate slowness
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Association adds that footdragging the signing of the inter-governmental agreement against the backdrop of increasing prices will lead to growth in difference in retail prices of petroleum products in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, which in turn will lead to growth in smuggling and budget shortfalls.
Larry Caballes, Gerry's father who's in his early 60s, came to see me at my radio program Isumbong Mo kay Tulfo to complain against the footdragging by the Napolcom of the case against the cops.
The PKK halted withdrawal in September 2013, blaming government footdragging. The ceasefire has largely held but distrust runs deep, exacerbated by the perception among Kurds in Turkey that Ankara has done too little to support their brethren fighting against Islamic State militants in neighbouring Syria.
Meanwhile, the Foreign Office loses two ministers in a week - one to moral outrage over footdragging in Gaza and the other to Tory whining about the level of MPs' accommodation expenses.
energy production is booming is true, but has come in spite of his administration's footdragging on the Keystone pipeline, efforts to punish oil, gas, and coal companies, imposition of carbon taxes, and favoritism toward renewable energy sources that represent a modest slice of the energy pie.
In recent years, Yaalon chastised his predecessor Ehud Barak for footdragging over approving new construction and blocking moves to legalise unauthorised outposts, Haaretz said, suggesting he would "change the policy".
India has been right to point out the footdragging by the Pakistani authorities, who have often seemed unabashedly reluctant to move forward.
She accused it of timidity and footdragging, said it had missed opportunities to boost the economy, and tore into its performance in health and education.
Constantine built in this way because he was facing not only the opposition of Roman aristocrats; he also was facing the footdragging of the Roman populace.
Now Edward Vaizey, an Oxfordshire MP and Tory culture spokesman, will use a Commons debate to warn careers are still being ruined by footdragging at the CRB, which is about to create 200 new jobs.
the footdragging of the EU on accession; the continuing criticism of Turkey at the highest levels of European government; the open opposition of the heads of governments whose support Turkey must have before entering the EU; and the chicanery over Cyprus, where the Greek south was given a guarantee that it would be admitted to the EU whatever the outcome of a referendum on the unification of the island.