delaying tactic


delaying tactic
delaying tactics
N-COUNT: usu pl
Delaying tactics are things that someone does in order to deliberately delay the start or progress of something.

Ministers are using delaying tactics to postpone the report yet again.


English dictionary. 2008.

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