dilly-dally (around) with (someone or something)

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dilly-dally (around) with (someone or something)

To waste time with someone or something. You spent so much time dilly-dallying with your friends that now you'll be up all night writing that paper.

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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Moreover, the Election Commission of Pakistan has approved honoraria for election duties but the District Accounts Officer is dilly-dallying with his tactics and creating unnecessary problem to the staff.
The PPP government has been dilly-dallying with the case and Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf succeeded in getting more time from the court to drag the issue further, the paper said.
I've been dilly-dallying with meter and nurturing a secret ambition