Definition Of dilly-dally


waste time through aimless wandering or indecision.

don't dilly-dally for too long

Example Of dilly-dally

  • Apparently she told the passengers that when they had deplaned and cleared customs, they were to make their way straight home, and not to dilly-dally anywhere, as there was a large amount of civil disturbance going on downtown!

  • don't dilly-dally for too long

  • Don't four-year-olds often dilly-dally , stall, and do just about everything slowly?

  • Girls, time for class, stop dilly-dallying .

  • He's seen out the season and he hasn't dilly-dallied .

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