stall for time


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stall for time

to cause a delay intentionally. You are just stalling for time. Please hurry. she is stalling for time, hoping someone will rescue her.
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Planners suspect Pulte, a Michigan-based homebuilder with offices across the country, is using the monthly tactic to stall for time while the clock ticks away on a deadline for the town to raise $2.
It may be part of a deliberate and deceitful decision to stall for time while a covert nuclear weapons program is ramped up.
However they dallied, hoping to clinch the title before joining City and tried to stall for time with Robins pressing for a decision.
Every trick in the book is used to stall for time - from the drink of water scam to the "just one more story" plea.
The Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 is designed as a deterrent and the right to charge for the wasted efforts spent chasing unpaid bills should make slack payers think twice before trying to stall for time.
Defendants knew these statements were not true when made, but they were desperate to attract new investors and stall for time.
Making the same mistake twice is not in Murray's nature and van Bronckhorst now knows he won't be allowed to stall for time as he seeks pastures new.
Nabil Abu Rudeina, a spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said that "the entire world sees the need for the establishment of a Palestinian state, but unfortunately Israel continues to stall for time and is displaying a lack of seriousness, and so far we have not agreed on any of the core issues.
SCOTT HARRISON'S manager Frank Maloney last night unleashed a verbal attack on the Joan Guzman camp for daring to suggest the world featherweight champion had invented a story about a dental problem to stall for time.
Elsewhere, Duncan can't wait to tell Freya her mum and dad are back together but Heather continues to stall for time.