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shilly-shallying

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adjective

shilly-shallying

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verb

present participle of shilly-shally
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as in delaying
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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“Shilly-shallying.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shilly-shallying. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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