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dilly-dally (v.)

"loiter, delay, trifle," also dillydally, 1741, probably a reduplication of dally (q.v.). Related: Dilly-dallying.

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Definitions of dilly-dally

dilly-dally (v.)
postpone doing what one should be doing;
Synonyms: procrastinate / stall / drag one's feet / drag one's heels / shillyshally / dillydally
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