Dilly-dallying with - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
dilly-dally (around) with (someone or something) (redirected from dilly-dallying with)
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.
References in periodicals archive
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