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dally over (something)

To waste time rather than work diligently on something. If you keep dallying over this book report, you'll be up all night!
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dally with (one)

To flirt with one. Oh, don't pay any attention to Nick—he dallies with every girl that comes into the store.
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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.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

dally over something

to waste time or take too long doing something. Don't dally over your food. Eat your dinner. I wish you wouldn't dally over your homework.
See also: dally, over

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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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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