dally with sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “dally with sth” in the English Dictionary

"dally with sth" in British English

See all translations

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)…
What is the pronunciation of dally with sth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

all or nothing

relates to doing something either completely or not at all

Word of the Day

There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
by Kate Woodford,
November 25, 2015
In the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary the word ‘synonym’ is defined as ‘a word or phrase that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language’. As you might expect, definitions for this word are broadly similar in other dictionaries and yet the italicized

Read More 

climatarian adjective
climatarian adjective
November 23, 2015
choosing to eat a diet that has minimal impact on the climate, i.e. one that excludes food transported a long way or meat whose production gives rise to CO2 emissions Climate change is not normally on people’s minds when they choose what to have for lunch, but a new diet is calling for

Read More