There is no use in this shilly-shally way of yours, St. Clare!
Shilly-shally, to trifle or fritter away time; to be irresolute.
Drapery it was, and quickly; for Mrs. Munsey was not wont to shilly-shally.
Strange that people will have so much faith in shilly-shally!
"I have little experience of shilly-shally methods," replied his visitor.
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