kick the can down the road

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VerbEdit

kick the can down the road

  1. (idiomatic) To postpone a decision or action.
    • 1997 Dec. 13, F. Stephen Larrabee and Richard Sokolsky, "In a New World, NATO Must Retool Its Strategic Concept," New York Times (retrieved 12 Jan 2013):
      [R]eaching an alliance-wide consensus on them will be difficult. . . . The natural temptation is to cling to the status quo, tinker on the edges or kick the can down the road.

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Last modified on 13 February 2014, at 22:47