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the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working

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The Government's dawdling means they've wasted a year since the Census results.
LAL a dawdling child hanging around its mother [English Dialect Dict.
It would be horrible for Paula to watch someone dawdling.
As I've had two endorsements for speeding in a 30 mph limit I'm extra careful, but it's frustrating dawdling along the Western by-pass at 50 mph when everybody else is whizzing past without the possibility of being caught.
Rajamouli, an auto-rickshaw driver, committed suicide in Hanamkonda on Monday while a MBA student Bojya Nayak committed self- immolation on Saturday in protest against the dawdling by the centre regarding the demands of Telangana.
The people were very conscious about selecting Eid cards for their love ones but now the tradition of Eid card is dawdling.
If only we had realized what the symptoms were and that we needed to get her to hospital, if only we hadn't been dawdling for this half a day.
I am a 45-year-old HGV driver and the bane of my life is older drivers dawdling along at 50mph on a motorway, forcing us lorries to overtake, or cutting us up.
After dawdling around the inner solar system with two flybys of Earth and one of Mars to gain velocity, Rosetta entered the asteroid belt this year.
Faced with waves of criminal attacks on information systems, like in Estonia in 2007, Justice, Freedom and Security Commissioner Jacques Barrot called on the dawdling countries to implement the framework decision as quickly as possible.
Clearly fearful of the dawdling early gallop, Hughes craftily went to the front before halfway, reset the tempo to his own liking and dictated matters beautifully to post a cosy win.
Q MY five-year-old is driving me mad by dawdling as he gets ready to go to school.
On one such occasion the 44-year-old Cumbria-based player could be seen telling his opponent to "get out of the way" as he was ready to throw, with Havenga dawdling back from the board.
The banks aren't dawdling, offering services to attract loyal clients to their remittance-handling offices.
thirty, maybe thirty-five, can twenty years have passed dawdling through