dilly-dally dilly-dally

Definition(s):

  • (v) postpone doing what one should be doing

News

  • Invest Like A Chicken

    Why did the chicken cross the road? This isn’t a trick question, and the answer holds a lesson for all investors: to get to the other side. Imagine witnessing the chicken crossing. How do you see it happening? I own chickens, and when they want to get someplace, they don’t dilly-dally. They’ll shoot straight across that road. It’s the shortest route and puts them in harm’s way for the shortest ...
    on July 8, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. But Owens said: "I'm going to play and that's it. I'm going to be very effective. If you think I'm going to dilly-dally around and just take up space, no, that's not going to be the case. I'll be very effective."
    on Feb 1, 2005 By: Terrell Owens Source: Sportinglife.com

  2. Atienza said: "With the SC decision, there is no more excuse for Manila Water and Maynilad to dilly-dally with their obligation to put up wastewater treatment facilities. Consumers have been paying sewerage fees for so long, yet up to now they have...
    on Dec 19, 2008 By: Lito Atienza Source: Balita.org

  3. "People are looking for results-oriented leadership, and mayors are about that," Begich said, after leading a seminar on how cities can cooperate with military bases. "We get stuff done. We do not sit there and dilly-dally. We do not get into...
    on Jan 25, 2008 By: Mark Begich Source: Anchorage Daily News (registration)

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