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English definition of “hum and haw”

hum and haw

UK (US hem and haw)
to be uncertain and take a long time deciding something: We hummed and hawed for months before actually deciding to buy the house.HesitatingUncertaintyDoubt and ambivalenceHesitating
(Definition of hum and haw from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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