hum and haw

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  • IPA(key): /ˌhʌm ənd ˈhɔː/

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hum and haw ‎(third-person singular simple present hums and haws, present participle humming and hawing, simple past and past participle hummed and hawed)

  1. (Britain, idiomatic) Procrastinate and take a long time before doing something or taking a decision.
    We hummed and hawed before buying this house.

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