dillydally

dillydally

[dil-ee-dal-ee, -dal-]
verb (used without object), dillydallied, dillydallying.
to waste time, especially by indecision; vacillate; trifle; loiter.

Origin:
1735–45; gradational reduplication of dally

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dillydally

verb
postpone doing what one should be doing; "He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days" [syn: procrastinate
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