Brewer's: Fabian Tactics
or Policy?i.e. delay. ?Win like Fabius, by delay.? The Roman general Fabius wearied out Hannibal by marches, counter-marches, ambuscades, and skirmishes, without ever coming to an open engagement. Fabius died B.C. 203.
?Met by the Fabian tactics, which proved fatal to its predecessor.? ?The Times.