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shilly-shally

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1 to show uncertainty about the right course of action

  • I didnʼt shilly-shally but instead raced to the hospital as soon as I heard the news
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2 to move or act slowly

  • with dinner guests due in two hours, there was no time to shilly-shally in front of the TV set
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drag one's feet (also drag one's heels), drop behind, fall behind, hang fire, mark time, take one's time

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shilly-shally

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a state or an instance of temporary inaction because of uncertainty about the right course of action

  • the construction project was once again delayed by the bureacratic shilly-shally of regulatory agencies
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