Hey pokey! Yeah you, Mr. Slow Pants. Quit your dawdling! This is no time to be a laggard, or someone who's always lagging behind.

So who was the bigger laggard — the tortoise or the hare? Well that turtle sure was slow moving, but at least he continued at a steady pace. The hare was speedy, but took more time than necessary, goofing around and falling behind. It's a tough call, and one that the literary community has totally been dragging their feet on. What a bunch of laggards!

Definitions of laggard

n someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind

dawdler, drone, lagger, poke, trailer
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lingerer, loiterer
someone who lingers aimlessly in or about a place
plodder, slowcoach, slowpoke, stick-in-the-mud
someone who moves slowly
potterer, putterer
a person who putters about
straggler, strayer
someone who strays or falls behind
Type of:
bum, do-nothing, idler, layabout, loafer
person who does no work

adj wasting time

dilatory, pokey, poky
not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time

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