dilly-dallier


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dil·ly-dal·ly

 (dĭl′ē-dăl′ē)
intr.v. dil·ly-dal·lied, dil·ly-dal·lying, dil·ly-dal·lies
To waste time, especially in indecision; dawdle or vacillate.

[Reduplication of dally.]

dil′ly-dal′li·er n.
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Noun1.dilly-dallier - someone who wastes timedilly-dallier - someone who wastes time    
do-nothing, idler, layabout, loafer, bum - person who does no work; "a lazy bum"
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dilly-dallier

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So if you're a dilly-dallier and a large piece of work is overwhelming, try dividing it into manageable chunks.