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    #1

    Red face procrastinate / delay

    A conversation as follows:

    Dave : You should well plan your task everyday.
    Jo : I will start to do it next month.
    Dave : Don't procrastinate, do it today.

    1. Can I use "Don't delay" instead of "Don't procrastinate"?
    2. Any other better expression?


    Many thanks.

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    Re: procrastinate / delay

    I would say, you could use both "procrastinate" and "delay".

    I can't think of any better expressions.

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    Re: procrastinate / delay

    Yes, either will do. "Procrastinate" is more specific: pro cras - 'until tomorrow' (Latin). It refers to the decision to start (whereas there could be an external reason for a "delay").

    This is not to say that you can't procrastinate for more than a day though: He kept procrastinating, and in the end 20 years went by - with the shed still unpainted.

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