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Meaning of SHILLY-SHALLY

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Shil"ly-shal`ly\, v. i.
    To hesitate; to act in an irresolute manner; hence, to occupy
    one's self with trifles.
    
    
  2. \Shil"ly-shal`ly\, n.
    Irresolution; hesitation; also, occupation with trifles.
    
          She lost not one of her forty-five minutes in picking
          and choosing, -- no shilly-shally in Kate. --De
                                                   Quincey.
    
    
 

 

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