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- To waste time in voluptuous pleasures, or in idleness; to trifle.
- We have trifled too long already; it is madness to dally any longer.
- We have put off God, and dallied with his grace.
- To interchange caresses, especially of a sexual nature; to use fondling; to wanton; to sport (compare dalliance)
- Not dallying with a brace of courtesans.
- To delay unnecessarily; to while away.
- To wind the lasso rope (ie throw-rope) around the saddle horn (the saddle horn is attached to the pommel of a western style saddle) after the roping of an animal
2003, Jameson Parker, An Accidental Cowboy, page 89:
- The end of the top rope he dallied around the gooseneck trailer hitch.
to waste time
to interchange caresses
to delay unnecessarily
dally (plural dallies)