Meaning of “hum and haw” in the English Dictionary

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"hum and haw" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “hum and haw” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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