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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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According to the witness, the defendant dilly-dallied and said that the application was held for security reasons.
The government has dilly-dallied over providing meaningful tax incentives for companies to manufacture more environmentally-friendly vehicles or for the public to buy them.
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.
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.
A highly-placed source said the project was estimated to cost Sh15 billion, which was later raised to Sh25 billion and then S0 billion."The award of the tender was signed in October last year and 10 per cent of the amount paid, but the officials dilly-dallied for reasons best known to them, and that is what is being pursued.
Responding to a query, the PPP leader said though no safeguards had been adopted in case the PML-N government dilly-dallied on the audit promise or other assurances, the opposition had the option of giving a nightmare to the rulers on issues like caretaker set-up, moving a law court and jointly taking to road.
Macapaar was among MILF commanders, who led a string of deadly attacks in Mindanao when the government dilly-dallied on the memorandum of agreement on ancestral domain in 2008.
The players gave their best and I am happy that we have advanced to the next level," said Andati.All Stars' Leone Doso, newly signed from Western Stima, wasted an early opportunity after he dilly-dallied inside the area before Gregory Shikanga cleared.
Duterte had dilly-dallied in his decision to run for president and among the reasons he cited was that some people only wanted him to run so they could get something in return.
The previous leadership of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) should be made to explain why it dilly-dallied in refurbishing some 82,000 precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines in its possession, which forced the poll agency to decide to lease new counting machines instead for the 2016 elections, according to Sen.