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shilly-shallying

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(Entry 1 of 3)

a state or an instance of temporary inaction because of uncertainty about the right course of action
  • fortunately, during the crisis there was no shilly-shallying on the part of the president

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shilly-shallying

adjective

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shilly-shallying

verb
present participle of shilly-shally

Synonyms & Antonyms of shilly-shallying (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to show uncertainty about the right course of action
  • I didn't shilly-shally but instead raced to the hospital as soon as I heard the news

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“Shilly-shallying.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shilly-shallying. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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