dillydally

[ dil-ee-dal-ee, -dal- ]
/ ˈdɪl iˌdæl i, -ˈdæl- /

verb (used without object), dil·ly·dal·lied, dil·ly·dal·ly·ing.

to waste time, especially by indecision; vacillate; trifle; loiter.

Origin of dillydally

First recorded in 1735–45; gradational reduplication of dally
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