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dilly-dally

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdilly-dallydil‧ly-dal‧ly /ˈdɪli ˌdæli/ verb (dilly-dallied, dilly-dallying, dilly-dallies) [intransitive]  SPEND TIMEto waste time, because you cannot decide about something Don’t dilly-dally, just get on with it!→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
dilly-dallyStop dilly-dallying and get dressed!
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Verb table
dilly-dally
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydilly-dally
he, she, itdilly-dallies
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydilly-dallied
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave dilly-dallied
he, she, ithas dilly-dallied
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad dilly-dallied
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill dilly-dally
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have dilly-dallied
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam dilly-dallying
he, she, itis dilly-dallying
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you, we, theyare dilly-dallying
Past
I, he, she, itwas dilly-dallying
you, we, theywere dilly-dallying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been dilly-dallying
he, she, ithas been dilly-dallying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been dilly-dallying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be dilly-dallying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been dilly-dallying
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