Definition of shilly-shally verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    shilly-shally

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈʃɪli ˌʃæli//
     
    [intransitive](informal)(disapproving)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shilly-shally
     
    he / she / it shilly-shallies
     
    past simple shilly-shallied
     
    -ing form shilly-shallying
     
     
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  1. 1to take a long time to do something, especially to make a decision synonym dither
  2. 2 Stop shilly-shallying and make up your mind.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: shilly-shally