dally with

phrasal verb

dallied with; dallying with; dallies with
1
: to do or think about (something) in a way that is not serious
He's been dallying with the idea of running for office.
2
old-fashioned : to have a casual romantic or sexual relationship with (someone)
a married man who has been dallying with another woman

Examples of dally with in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And the Green Bay Packers, playing the role of a merry divorcé post-Aaron Rodgers trade, dallied with new playmakers. Mike Tanier, New York Times, 29 Apr. 2023

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“Dally with.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dally%20with. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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