stall for time

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In its Comment/Opposition to Estrada's omnibus motion that sought lifting of the freeze order of the graft court, the prosecution described the Senator's pleading as "no more than another attempt to delay proceedings and stall for time.
On the morning of the nuptials, Georgia's car breaks down in Frankston, so with her nowhere to be found, Sheila and Sonya stall for time when her parents turn up.
Dnevnik comments that both VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM continue to stall for time.
The opposition suspects the agreement to allow in monitors is merely intended to stall for time as international pressure on President Bashar Assad grows.