dally dally  /ˈdæ li/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) behave carelessly or indifferently
  2. (v) waste time
  3. (v) talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions
  4. (v) consider not very seriously

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Most of the students are content to dally with the figures called Idleness and Ignorance.
  2. Let our frail thoughts dally with false surmise.
  3. On the tripod with time to adjust and expose, it does very well, but in the spur of the moment, even in burst mode, it tends to dally.

News

  1. Time and Serena wait for no one in Errani blitz

    By Pritha Sarkar PARIS (Reuters) - Serena Williams has no qualms about keeping people waiting. But if others want the queen of tennis to play the waiting game - they can think again. The world number one was in no mood to dally around on Philippe Chatrier Court on Thursday as she unleashed all her firepower to wallop Sara Errani 6-0 6-1 to reach the French Open final for the first time since ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Tennis-Time and Serena wait for no one in Errani blitz

    (recasts with quotes, details) By Pritha Sarkar PARIS, June 6 (Reuters) - Serena Williams has no qualms about keeping people waiting. But if others want the queen of tennis to play the waiting game - they can think again. The world number one was in no mood to dally around on Philippe Chatrier Court on Thursday as she unleashed all her firepower to wallop Sara Errani 6-0 6-1 to reach the French ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Joe Garcia’s ballot scandal

    OUR OPINION: Prosecutors must not dilly-dally in this investigation of attempted ballot fraud
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Miami Herald

Quotes

  1. "I thought that given the Dally M presentation was on, I'd get the deputy prime minister to welcome him," Mr Howard joked at the awards. "You've gotta get your priorities right; no disrespect to my very good friend, but it is rugby league...
    on Sep 4, 2007 By: John Howard Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  2. "That's the way footy goes. You don't go out on the field to get Dally M points, you go out there to play for your team-mates," Slater said. "We're focusing on the Warriors now and we know it's going to be a tough game. They'll come over here...
    on Sep 10, 2008 By: Billy Slater Source: Stuff.co.nz

  3. "Dally made a lovely little saucer pass right off my chin and in," said Draper. "There's six stitches in there and three teeth aren't where they're supposed to be, but that's okay, I tasted blood, teeth and goal all at the same time. I'll...
    on May 20, 2008 By: Kris Draper Source: Vancouver Sun

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