dillydally dillydally  /ˈdɪ li ˈdæ li/

Definition(s):

  • (v) postpone doing what one should be doing

Usage(s):

  1. But the newest version of candidate McCain does not dillydally, soft-pedal or claim to live outside politics-as-usual.
  2. Yes she did, and in no mood to dillydally about it, either.

Quotes

  1. "There's no need to dillydally around," Baze said of the all-time wins record, horse racing's greatest achievement. "I want to get this done."
    on Nov 24, 2006 By: Russell Baze Source: Sacramento Bee

  2. "We can't dillydally," Ms. Lowey said last Monday at a news conference at the Mamaroneck plant. "This has to do with jobs. This has to do with the environment. And this has to do with getting the economy moving."
    on Jan 16, 2009 By: Nita Lowey Source: New York Times

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