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  • verb Present participle of dillydally.


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  • — Literally Longwinded staffers at New York City Hall better heed Polonius' advice about brevity being the soul of wit — Mayor Michael Bloomberg 's latest office enhancement demonstrates he doesn't have time for dillydallying.

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  • It came up again as White House staff got ready to wrap things up, and a few dillydallying kids made a last-minute dash up the driveway to collect their treats from the Obamas.

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  • Most are, but there are some outsiders who come in and out with no dillydallying.

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  • Most are, but there are some outsiders who come in and out with no dillydallying.

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  • He says that the empress is likely to win her way and be crowned queen, for Bishop Henry has let her into Winchester cathedral, where the crown and the treasure are guarded, and the archbishop of Canterbury is dillydallying, putting her off with he can't well acknowledge her until he's spoken with the king.

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  • '' He said we're a good team and we need to stop dillydallying and playing around and put these teams away, '' defensive end Reggie Hayward said.

  • I see now I should bump him up on said List and stop dillydallying around.

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  • Moreover, he is just savvy enough to run left (e.g. promise to pass Don't Ask/Don't Tell by executive order, come out in favor of gay marriage) and run right (e.g. he was a tough-on-crime mayor, so none of this dillydallying with terrorists).

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  • The political dillydallying on sick leave is getting old -- and so are our parents, I'm afraid.

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  • Under a new initiative being put into practice at its more than 11,000 U.S. stores, there will be no more bending over to scoop coffee from below the counter, no more idle moments waiting for expired coffee to drain and no more dillydallying at the pastry case.

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