shillyshallying

shillyshallying

n
hesitation; vacillation
References in classic literature ?
Let that man know you are not going to endure his shillyshallying any longer.
Anything was better than the endless shillyshallying. Now that Japan was truly on its own, the Japanese version of the bulldog spirit might somehow see them through.
I suspect that Westminster Tory political dogma is behind the shillyshallying and obstructionist moves - they don't like the Welsh government aim of ending the wasteful franchise system and moving to something less complicated and more responsive to our needs.
Morales was hardly seen shillyshallying over the propriety of meting out the suspension against him as PNP chief pending final determination of his culpability for the charges lodged against him.
"There has been ongoing shillyshallying and the authorities need to get on with this.
Shillyshallying is not required, ask someone what they want directly.
Instead of shillyshallying and running scared of the Right wing media, Ed Miliband should put himself at the head of this growing popular dissent.
There's no point shillyshallying around, backing teams on the draw no bet or the Asian handicap this weekend.
While Howard claims to speak against post-modernism, his political shillyshallying with multiple moves and shapeshifting flexibility is an indicator of just how well he has learnt the postmodern tango.
His partner is already suffering and this shillyshallying is bad for all of you.
There can be no shillyshallying. Every course must now invest in a similar fleece.
If his anger at a client's shillyshallying grew to breaking point, Guido was quite likely to roll up the unfinished canvass and send it back to the Bologna studio declaring that it was no longer for sale.