dawdle over

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dawdle over

To waste time rather than work diligently on something. If you keep dawdling over this book report, you'll be up all night!
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dawdle over something

to waste time when one should be doing a particular task; to loaf while doing something. Don't dawdle over your hamburger. The lunch period ends in two minutes. Don't dawdle over it. Get it done.
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Jacob Oram dawdled over a safe run and chose not to dive, while Danield Vettori's bizzare run-out by Panesar will bring him merciless taking of the proverbial for a long time.