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.
Which, by the way, amounts to an admission that he does shilly-shally sometimes.
He mustn't palter, or trifle, or shilly-shally about that iron certainty.
They shilly-shally, they pick and choose, they discuss, they criticise.
But Chance—avenger of all shilly-shally—settled the matter offhand.
Your Uncle William used to make fun of me and sing 'Shilly-shally with the wee girls, ha, ha, ha!'