dally over (something)

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