dally with sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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dally with sth

phrasal verb with dally uk   us   /ˈdæl.i/ verb [I] old-fashioned
to ​consider or ​imagine an ​idea, ​subject, or ​plan, but not in a ​serious way: He had ​occasionallydallied with the ​idea of ​starting his own ​business, but he had never ​actually done anything about it.
(Definition of dally with sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dally with sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 随便想想,不认真地考虑(想法、主题或计划)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 隨便想想,不認真地考慮(想法、主題或計劃)…
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