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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.

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.
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When asked by police if she wanted a sexual relationship with Dally in the first instance the teenager said: "In a way yes but in a way no.
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Cardinal Emanuel III Dally has arrived in Najaf city early today (Monday), where he visited the shrine of Imam Ali bin Abi Talib and the museum of Sayid Mohammed Sadiq al-Sadr," Aswat al-Iraq correspondent reported, adding that Cardinal Emmanuel's visit schedule includes a meeting with the Religious Authority, Sayid Ali al-Sistany.
Having taken a degree at Edinburgh University in American studies, which included a year at studying in Miami, it was perhaps no surprise when Dally ended up in New York working for Goldman Sachs.
Dally will be responsible for all Alfa Romeo brand advertising and communication, product planning and economics.
Mr Dally said he had experienced 'nothing on this scale', adding if a firework hit nearby houses, it would have been 'catastrophic'.
It is healthy for people under presure to express repressed feelings," Dally said.
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Barclay, who was falsely accused of raping a 19-year-old girl last August, was charged after the shop's co-owner Helen Edwards traced Dally to a house in Amble.
The State Journal-Register in Champaign took the General Excellence award for large dally newspapers.
Three-year-old Dally, an Indian Star tortoise, was taken from the Fish Trek store at the Shades of Green Garden Centre, North Seaton Industrial Estate, Ashington, on September 4 last year.
Fresh, humorous, irreverent, downright rude and in your face, Anonymous Lawyer starts a blog, posting the dally office politics of his firm anonymously.
Several years after receiving experimental transplants of insulin-making cells, most people with diabetes still need dally insulin shots, a new study finds.
In other skate dally news, BK has also just debuted as the Adidas Skateboard Team factotum.
The numbers comprising this outstanding and highly recommended for family, preschool, kindergarten, and community library children's CD music collection include: Rock 'n' Roll Mother Goose; Dilly Dally Daisy; Keeping Up With You; Instead Of Watching My TV; Every Day Is A Birthday; Full Moon Walk; Little Sacka Sugar; Look In Your Pocket; Mama Hug; Diggin' Up A Dinosaur; Mama Don't Allow; Side By Side: Happy Birthday Around The World; Snippets; and Karaoke Versions.