don't drag your feet with your reply

salai

Senior Member
Russian
Hello,
Today in class one of my students, while presenting her home assignment, made me think hard about this sentence of hers - And, as some advice for you, do not drag your feet with your reply about a confirmation of the order.

It was me who introduced this idiom - to drag one's feet over smth - a couple of classes ago. It is a good thing the girl put it down and is trying to use it, but I think the idiom is out of place here; it is a formal letter.
I would say - WE WOULD APPRECIATE A PROMPT CONFIRMATION OF THE ORDER.

Thank you in advance for your help.
 
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  • Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    Hello, salai - yes, I agree with you.

    "Don't drag your feet" is informal - and would have to be used quite carefully to avoid offence....

    Your alternative is much better for a formal letter:).
     
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