Kick The Can Down The Road Meaning

(idiomatic) To postpone a decision or action.

Example: 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.