2. Rare vacillation or irresolution, esp. over a trivial matter
verb intransitiveWord forms: ˈshilˈly-shallied or ˈshilˈly-shallying
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Word origin of 'shilly-shally'redupl. of shall I? meaning “shall I or shall I not?”