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shilly-shally

verb [I] uk   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!
Translations of “shilly-shally”
in Chinese (Traditional) 動搖不定, 猶豫不決…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动摇不定, 犹豫不决…
(Definition of shilly-shally from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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