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Date: 1700-1800
Origin: shall I?; probably influenced by dilly-dally

shilly-shally

verb
     
shil‧ly-shal‧ly past tense and past participle shilly-shallied, present participle shilly-shallying, third person singular shillyshallies [intransitive] informal
to waste time or take too long to make a decision

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