Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
NEEDLE-NODDLE, adj. Easy-going, dilatory in getting through a piece of work (Bnff. 1963).
Bnff. 1907 Banffshire Jnl. (13 Oct. 1953):
He wis a gey needle-noddle mannie, Sauny Smith. He didna hurry at's wark an' he wis aye workin' tee.
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