Pronunciation: (shil'ē-shal"ē), [key]
—v., -lied, -ly•ing,
—n., pl. -shal•lies,
1. to show indecision or hesitation; be irresolute; vacillate.
2. to waste time; dawdle.
irresolution; indecision; vacillation: It was sheer shilly-shally on his part.
irresolute; undecided; vacillating.
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