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Verb: dillydally  'di-lee,da-lee
Usage: informal
  1. Postpone doing what one should be doing
    "He did not want to write the letter and dillydallied for days";
    - procrastinate, stall, drag one's feet [informal], drag one's heels [informal], shillyshally [informal], dilly-dally [informal]
  2. Spend time in one place doing little or wasting time
    - loiter, lounge, footle [informal], lollygag [N. Amer, informal], loaf [informal], lallygag [N. Amer, informal], hang around, mess about, tarry, linger, lurk, mill about, mill around, dilly-dally [informal], mooch [Brit, informal]

Derived forms: dilly-dallied, dilly-dallies, dilly-dallying, dillydallies, dillydallying, dillydallied

Type of: be, delay