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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

In an irresolute, undecided, or hesitating manner.

Usage examples (39)
  • Noun : It was sheer shilly-shally on his part
  • Quinlan:   "I don't shilly-shally around on this issue."
  • What mattered all her blind shilly-shally fancies about his nature not being poetic?
  • It is war to surround Anderson with batteries, and it is shilly-shally for the south to cry 'Hands off! for more
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