take one's time; proceed slowly
"Get busy--don't dally!"
lag, dawdle, fall back, fall behind(verb)
hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
To spend time idly and unfruitfully, to waste time.
To spend (time) without haste or purpose.
To move or walk lackadaisically.
If you dawdle on your daily walk, you won't get as much exercise.
to waste time in trifling employment; to trifle; to saunter
to waste by trifling; as, to dawdle away a whole morning
Origin: [Cf. Daddle.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
daw′dl, v.i. to waste time by trifling: to act or move slowly.—n. Daw′dler. [Allied to dandle and dandy.]
The numerical value of dawdle in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of dawdle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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