a couple of wraps of a rope around the horn of a saddle
Usage: In Team Roping at a rodeo, the first cowboy ropes the horns of the steer, then takes a dally, that is a couple of wraps of the rope around the horn of his saddle.
(Adult / Slang)
1. To act amorously, flirtaciously, or playfully; to play at love.
Quote: Professor Quail (W.C. Fields) in International House (1933): ' Now that I'm here and see what's to be had, I shall dally in the valley and believe me I can dally.'
2. To waste time; to dawdle.
3. Or: dally with , to trifle with; to be insincere with; to have an affair with; to carry on; to play around. See affair for synonyms.