Examples of dillydally in a Sentence
don't dillydally on the way to the store
restaurant employees who, during the slow periods, would rather be doing something instead of just dillydallying
Recent Examples of dillydally from the Web
Bathroom breaks and other excuses for dillydallying give your heart rate a chance to return to normal.
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Origin and Etymology of dillydally
First Known Use: 1741See Words from the same year
drag one's feet (also drag one's heels), drop behind, fall behind, hang fire, mark time, take one's time;
DILLYDALLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dillydally for English Language Learners
: to move or act too slowly : to waste time
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