hem and haw definition

  • verb:
    • (US) to go over, deliberate, or contemplate without taking action or getting back together an individual's brain.
    • To mumble and procrastinate in one's speech, especially with a reply to a hard question or with voicing a decision on a topical matter; to evade a concern, offering unclear answers; to equivocate.
    • complete `hems' and `haws'; indicated hesitation

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