HyperDic: hem_and_haw

English > 1 sense of the expression hem and haw:
VERBcommunicationhem and hawutter 'hems' and 'haws'
English > hem and haw: 1 sense > verb 1, communication
MeaningUtter 'hems' and 'haws'; indicated hesitation / hesitation.
PatternSomebody ----s
ModelThey hem and haw a long time
Broaderhesitate, pauseinterrupt temporarily an activity before continuing

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