dawdle

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I hope I shall have done something to be proud of by that time, but I'm such a lazy dog, I'm afraid I shall dawdle, Jo.
Use a timer: If you have one of those children who endlessly dawdles over homework, sharpening all their pencils, getting up and down or reading all their previous homework, it can sometimes help to set a timer.
The Government has set a timetable that dawdles when dash should be the order of the day.