Shilly-shally definition

shĭlē-shălē
To procrastinate.
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To be unable to come to a decision; vacillate.
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To spend time on insignificant things; dawdle.
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Hesitant; vacillating.
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Procrastination; hesitation.
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To be irresolute; vacillate, esp. over trifles.
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In a hesitant manner; irresolutely.
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(now rare) In a vacillating manner; irresolutely.
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(now rare) Vacillation or irresolution, esp. over a trivial matter.
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Origin of shilly-shally

  • Reduplication of the question shall I?

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From shall I. Shill-I-shall-I was an older form.

    From Wiktionary