English version

shilly-shally

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshilly-shallyshil‧ly-shal‧ly /ˈʃɪli ˌʃæli/ verb (shilly-shallied, shilly-shallying, shilly-shallies) [intransitive] informal 🔊 🔊 SPEND TIMEto waste time or take too long to make a decision syn dither→ See Verb table
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Verb table
shilly-shally
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyshilly-shally
he, she, itshilly-shallies
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyshilly-shallied
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave shilly-shallied
he, she, ithas shilly-shallied
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad shilly-shallied
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill shilly-shally
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have shilly-shallied
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam shilly-shallying
he, she, itis shilly-shallying
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you, we, theyare shilly-shallying
Past
I, he, she, itwas shilly-shallying
you, we, theywere shilly-shallying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been shilly-shallying
he, she, ithas been shilly-shallying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been shilly-shallying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be shilly-shallying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been shilly-shallying
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