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 new government is earnest that any large-scale national project or important piece of legislation be followed up closely until completion or fruition, as dilly-dallying tactics of the past would not be tolerated and any official, no matter how high up on the ladder of importance he or she may be will be held firmly responsible for any shortcomings in their completion of a project or a piece of legislation, he said, affirming that is the least that officials can do for the benefit and satisfaction of an eager public that demands from officials maximum responsibility and achievement.
This dilly-dallying is good for no one, unfortunately.
As a private business Peter's is totally focused on quality innovation and service, there's no politics or dilly-dallying, it's dynamic and totally customer-focused," he said.
At last a bit of common sense, after months of dilly-dallying by Labour ministers.
Our power shortage, threats to food security and water scarcity that is damaging agriculture do not give us the luxury of any further dilly-dallying.
The affectees also pointed out that with melting of glaciers water level has been increasing gigantically that could cause further destruction in the area, while the Gilgit-Baltistan government is resorting to dilly-dallying tactics.
In the House session on Sunday, the Maoists also accused the government of dilly-dallying on the extension of the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) tenure which expires on May 15.
As Glasser, she has a bright glisten, a quiver that is elusive as she discusses her family, her aesthetic, her general dilly-dallying.
While the measure of assistance to LDV that government has given so far has been fully appreciated, there must be no dilly-dallying, no dithering but instead immediate action to keep these jobs and skills alive.
While I spent half an hour dilly-dallying on the platform waiting for the next one, the thought of travelling by car suddenly seemed rather appealing.
Coach Paul Thompson later praised the way his team played intent on moving the puck forward, instead of dilly-dallying around.
This dilly-dallying is doing more harm than good, and helping no-one.
AFTER a lot of dilly-dallying the Government has decided to nationalise Northern Rock.
Sir Albert (Lab Ladywood) said: "It is not a question of dilly-dallying, it is a question of putting together the right financial actions to deliver the hundreds of millions of pounds that this initiative will cost.
FIERCE patriot Terry Butcher last night called on the FA to stop dilly-dallying and name Martin O'Neill as the new England boss.