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Kick the Can Down the Road

procrastinate, fail to undertake necessary actions, delay. Used a lot in the financial press referring to the inability of governments to deal with core economic problems particularly in reference to the European/Greek/Irish/Banking crisis of 2010->?.

Submitted February 16th, 2012 by: Mack

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But policymakers in Athens, Brussels and Washington will not be able to kick the can down the road indefinitely and smart investors are at the very least devising contingency plans for a Greek debt restructuring.
from Financial Times article
From the Web Policymakers can’t kick the can down the road for ever by Chris Giles  

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