shillyshally

NOUN
  1. the act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time
VERB
  1. postpone doing what one should be doing
    He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days
  2. be uncertain and vague
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How To Use shillyshally In A Sentence

  • In the end I did ring Flora but even after she'd answered I was still shillyshallying. PROOF
  • He was fairly strong at the end of the last session, but went off lamentably on account of his wavering and shillyshallying on so many matters during his speaking trip. Theodore Roosevelt and His Times
  • That would show Joyful he had to stop shillyshallying. City of Glory
  • Simply can’t understand how I ever came to have a pair of shillyshallying children like Rone and Ted. Chapter 1
  • There is no shillyshallying, no time for self-pity or regret. Times, Sunday Times
  • They were accused of the grievous crime of ‘shillyshallying,’ which being interpreted means doing everything you possibly can before you shoot. MY EARLY LIFE
  • He denies that there has been any shillyshallying. Times, Sunday Times
  • Simply can't understand how I ever came to have a pair of shillyshallying children like Rone and Ted. Babbitt
  • There was no point in shillyshallying; she might as well get the whole thing over and done with. Unwanted Wedding
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