dally with

Definition of dally 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

Word by Word Definitions

dally play
  1. : to act playfully

  2. : to deal lightly : toy

  3. : to waste time


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