Talk:shilly-shally

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RFV 1[edit]

RFV 1 (which was actually archived after RFV 2) is probably here or here. - -sche (discuss) 05:43, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

RFV 2[edit]

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shilly-shally 2

Rfv-sense: "to dawdle". The sense "to procrastinate" was previously RFVed (WT:RFV#shilly-shally), and cited, and I just passed it. "Vacillate" also has one citation and, like "procrastinate", is in other dictionaries. "Dawdle" I'm not familiar with. - -sche (discuss) 03:47, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Perhaps someone was thinking of dilly-dally? Dbfirs 18:00, 3 March 2012 (UTC)
Deleted. - -sche (discuss) 21:16, 21 March 2012 (UTC)


RFV discussion: September 2011–March 2012[edit]

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shilly-shally

Rfv-sense: To procrastinate.

There may be overlap with the other senses, but this does not capture the term IMO. But perhaps someone can find cites than unambiguously support this in contrast to vacillate and dawdle. DCDuring TALK 17:56, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

Was cited some time ago by Fugyoo. Actually, I'm not familiar with the "dawdle" sense, but that's for a new RFV. - -sche (discuss) 03:45, 2 March 2012 (UTC)