dilly-dally with

dilly-dally (around) with someone or something

to waste time frivolously with someone or something. Stop dilly dallying around with your friends. He is always dilly-dallying around with his work.
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ANNA Friel doesn't dilly-dally with that old three-date rule.
But there is no need to dilly-dally with two revenue provisions in the budget - the transfer of $15 million from the wastewater (or sewer systems) fund and $106 million from the Department of Water and Power to the city's general fund.