Dilly-dally with - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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.
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.
References in periodicals archive
ANNA Friel doesn't dilly-dally with
that old three-date rule.
But there is no need to dilly-dally with
two revenue provisions in the budget - the transfer of $15 million from the wastewater (or sewer systems) fund and $106 million from the Department of Water and Power to the city's general fund.