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Noun: shillyshally  'shi-lee,sha-lee
  1. The act of procrastinating; putting off, delaying or deferring an action to a later time
    - procrastination, cunctation
Verb: shillyshally  'shi-lee,sha-lee
  1. Be uncertain and vague
     
  2. Postpone doing what one should be doing
    "He did not want to write the letter and shillyshallied for days";
    - procrastinate, stall, drag one's feet, drag one's heels, dilly-dally, dillydally

Derived forms: shillyshallied, shillyshallies, shillyshallying

Type of: blow hot and cold, delay, holdup, hover, oscillate, vacillate, vibrate