dally with

dally with someone

to flirt with someone; to waste time with someone of the opposite sex. (Old.) Sam is dallying with that Johnson girl again. Stop dallying with her and get back to your studies!
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References in classic literature ?
But while I secretly exulted in my power, I felt disposed to dally with my victim like a cat.
TASTY: Longmoor pupils Meghan Willis and Katie Whearty helped judge the food MASTER CHEF: Winner Julie Dally with competitors Anne Capeling and Dawn Lewis and judges Suzanne Halsall, Brian Heron, Meghan Willis and Katie Whearty Picture: GAVIN TRAFFORD
HAPPY TIME Nita Dally with newborn daughter Fiona in 1965.
Ending the first act was the New York premiere of Noche, a decidedly abstract postmodern dance choreographed by Dally with video design by Dennis Diamond.
In a declaration to the court, Farley said one juror stared at Dally with a ``gleeful smile'' as the verdicts were read, suggesting that anger, not justice, played a role in that juror's decision.
It was a day that Picasso chose to dally with nine friends, some old and some new, in the cafes of Montparnasse.
another Kaleidoscope evening that featured California masters, closed with more recent pieces by Rudy Perez and by Lynn Dally with her Jazz Tap Ensemble.
Prosecutors also attempted to link Michael Dally with the practice of human sacrifice in the grisly killing of his wife.
Prosecutors have charged Dally with murder, kidnapping and conspiracy, accusing him of masterminding the abduction and slaying of his wife.
A mountain of circumstantial evidence, the prosecutor said, will link Michael Dally with a 1996 plot to kidnap the 35-year-old mother of his two children, kill her and dump her body in a ravine.
Prosecutors in the pending murder trial against Michael Dally won the right Tuesday to present what prosecutors say is some of the most damaging circumstantial evidence linking Dally with the murder of his wife.