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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of dilly-dally.

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Examples

  • In your search for the Maps needed to help you along in the game, if you dilly-dallied too much, NPCs could actually beat you to them.

    Not Now, Honey, I'm Exploring

  • Before saving the Union, he dilly-dallied for weeks.

    Lincoln and the Hazards of Transition

  • In the week we dilly-dallied, the food was melting in the fridge -- and my wife was on the way.

    Rob Densen: The Last Refrigerator

  • During his address, the President read out the latest article written by Fidel Castro and dilly-dallied over using a phrase to describe Bermudez and Colombian President Alvaro Uribe but in the end he decided to call them "losers."

    Venezuela's Chavez wants to see a united PSUV coming out of weekend congress

  • He had liked her and his only concern was if a high-society woman like her would be able to adjust in a sleepy town like Dhanbad even when he dilly-dallied pronouncing his decision.

    Dancing on the notes of life

  • I had already checked in online- but one of the problems with checking in online, is that it induces a sense of complacency- I found myself dashing to get to the airport on time, having dilly-dallied on a number of issues.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • As usual, I've dilly-dallied on reading the latest New Yorker until it only has a few more days on the newsstands, but for any fellow Adam Gopnik fans, the July 4 issue is indispensable as usual, they don't put Gopnik's piece online—they know how to sell a magazine.

    languagehat.com: DEATH OF A FISH.

  • And your dad will be angry because you dilly-dallied so long.

    The Inspector-General

  • Unfortunately, I dilly-dallied too long, so we were too late to miss the construction.

    grouse Diary Entry

  • Five months had been wasted while the ANC dilly-dallied.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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