dilly-dally

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  • verb

Synonyms for dilly-dally

to go or move slowly so that progress is hindered

Synonyms for dilly-dally

postpone doing what one should be doing

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The Government has still dilly-dallied about getting a victims' commissioner and what we need in Northern Ireland is a victims' commissioner immediately to take up every case that is put to them and to decide what should be done in each case.
The ball was ploughed into Wrexham's box where Rovde and Lawrence seemed to expect each other to go for it, and as they dilly-dallied, Facey swooped.
Anyway, the day of the automobile has now progressed to the point where if you dilly-dallied crossing the street by 1970, you might as well forget it.
Potential home buyers who have dilly-dallied in the last few months might be caught off guard this week by some of the highest mortgage rates in more than two years.
O'Leary is realistic enough to accept that but, after the club had dilly-dallied for three weeks over the manager's post, he was not about to be bulldozed into making a quick decision just to suit an impatient board.
While other teams have dilly-dallied over their driver line-up for next year, Richards confirmed Italian Fisichella and Austrian Wurz several weeks ago.
But they have dilly-dallied over a contract, giving a decisive edge to ITN.
So they (the government) dilly-dallied and as a result the market lost confidence and the baht sank through the floor,'' Lee reportedly said.