Definition of “shilly-shally” - English Dictionary

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“shilly-shally” in British English

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shilly-shallyverb [ I ]

uk /ˈʃɪl.iˌʃæl.i/ us /ˈʃɪl.iˌʃæl.i/ informal disapproving

to spend too much time doing something or making a decision because you do not know what is the right thing to do:

Stop shilly-shallying and make a decision now!

(Definition of “shilly-shally” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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