drag your feet
do something very reluctantly; delay doing something
- I suspect the management is dragging its feet on this issue.
find your feet
to adjust to a new place or situation
- Did it take you long to find your feet when you started your new job?
jump in with both feet
begin a new experience wholeheartedly
- That’s just like Julie – always jumping in with both feet before she knows the facts.
to get cold feet
to experience reluctance or fear
- Are you still planning to go camping with us or did you get cold feet?
vote with one’s feet
to physically depart from something as a way of showing disapproval
- When the price of skiing doubled, tourists voted with their feet and just stopped going.
have a lead foot
a tendency to drive very fast
- So, even among the safer, older group of fans, an intentional lead foot existed.
on the back foot
at a disadvantage
- From now on Labour will be on the back foot on the subject of welfare.
put your foot down
use your authority to stop negative behavior
- When she started borrowing my clothes without asking, I had to put my foot down.