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English definition of “dally with sth”

dally with sth

phrasal verb with dally     /ˈdæl.i/ verb [I] old-fashioned
to consider or imagine an idea, subject, or plan, but not in a serious way: He had occasionally dallied with the idea of starting his own business, but he had never actually done anything about it.Thinking and contemplating
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