delaying tactics


delaying tactics
de|lay|ing tac|tics [ dı,leııŋ `tæktıks ] noun plural
things that are deliberately said or done to make a process slower

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • delaying tactics — UK [dɪˈleɪɪŋ ˌtæktɪks] / US [dɪˌleɪɪŋ ˈtæktɪks] noun [plural] things that are deliberately said or done to make a process slower …   English dictionary

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