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Related to shilly-shally: unceremoniously, imperiously, consistently
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While we shilly-shally, youngsters are killing themselves.
David Lamb, defending, said Richardson made a full and frank confession: "He didn't shilly-shally and try to pull the wool over the officers' eyes.
Wouldn't shilly-shally about, not with potentially dangerous criminals on the loose.
My wife and I immediately went into shilly-shally mode and just couldn't make up our minds, imagining the eyes of other customers boring into our backs.
The bottom line is that we cannot shilly-shally forever before deciding whether we are in or out.
The Highways Agency cannot afford to shilly-shally when lives are at stake.
But if there's any shilly-shally the SPL, believe me, will do their duty and boot them out of the top flight.
And a lot less of the mealy-mouthed shilly-shally which has so far been spouted.
If you shilly-shally about ending things with your sex buddy, you'll be guilty of sabotaging a new beginning with your ex, so why put yourself through a reconciliation if you'll be calling your buddy more than your boyfriend?
Despite their statutory obligation, many bus drivers after an accident fail to report the matter to the police where personal injuries are involved and the police equally shilly-shally on numerous occasions about recording the accident fully and properly.
I'VE been saying since the breakaway shilly-shally kicked-off that a solution within the League set-up is possible.
You shilly-shally around," he spat, which is one way of putting it.
He added Celtic wouldn't accept such shilly-shally from any player.
Either the corporation manages to shilly-shally and not act quickly or firmly enough, or it acts too severely and inappropriately.