- v. present participle of dilly-dally.
“Bhatti said that he had requested additional security but that law enforcement authorities were "dilly-dallying.”
“And even those 5½-hour rounds on Friday were caused not by the dilly-dallying of meticulous players, but by brutal, gusting winds that showed off the rarely seen masterpiece, Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia, at its strategic best.”
“Stop the dilly-dallying and do something about the problem. statatheleft says:”
“The most important thing we can do is quit dilly-dallying around about whatever we're going to do in terms of legislation and make it long term," said Murphy, of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.”
“With long delays in setting up the green investment bank, further dilly-dallying over when it will be able to function as a proper bank, and a green leal project to insulate homes with no sense of direction, we've had a year of delays and broken promises.”
“ET16: There's no dilly-dallying at the changeover, with both sets of players eager to get home quickly and watch tonight's episode of Frozen Planet, which they've no doubt recorded.”
“TNT's looks-like-a-hit Falling Skies is pure popcorn TV, the sort of show ABC's dilly-dallying and now-defunct V should have been.”
“The school was dilly-dallying and I'm a make-it-happen person," says Mr. Koppelman, who is also a trustee of the Brooklyn College Foundation.”
“Sooner or later, we explode with it — in the form of anger toward our spouse, who comes dilly-dallying in after a day of adult interaction, interaction with people WHO WILL LISTEN.”
“After months of dilly-dallying, the Chinese government has finally decided to abandon its policy of "negotiations only" with regards to the Iranian nuclear program.”
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