Deliberately procrastinating is another characteristic passive-aggressive behavior. When confronted with tasks that they do not want to do or appointments they do not wish to keep, the passive-aggressive individual will drag their feet. If they have been asked to complete a task at work, for example, they will put it off until the very last second or even turn it in late in order to punish the person who assigned the task.

Does it mean "...even return it in late..."?

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    To turn something in [to a teacher or boss]. Generally, turn in an assignment (school). Turn in a task is not great, but they mean give the paper or document to the person who assigned the task.
    – Lambie
    Commented Jun 16, 2019 at 15:11

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"To turn in" is just a phrase which is generally synonymous with "submit" or "hand in" and certainly is in the case you've stated above.

As @lambie mentions, it would usually be used when talking about handing in an assignment at school, collage or work.

Here is a wiki article on the phrase.

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