Definitions for drag out
drag on, drag out(verb)
last unnecessarily long
drag, drag on, drag out(verb)
proceed for an extended period of time
"The speech dragged on for two hours"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to make sth last too long
The lawyers are dragging the case out to gain time.
To extend or lengthen excessively.
To haul or bring out forcefully or as though with force.