- v. Simple past tense and past participle of haw.
“This is the same treatment it gave transparently phony Dan Saltzman when he hemmed and hawed before giving the inevitable green light on the doomed-from-the-start OHSU aerial tram [rim shot] years ago.”
“Lainie's spokes finally twitched through the side yard, but Dave hemmed and hawed about his smoking engine and how the garage guy would take him to work but he might need her to pick him up.”
“Yes, I hemmed and hawed over it for a good week or two.”
“His staff kinda hemmed and hawed and finally said, “Well, the kinds of things the Republican Party has been supporting.””
“I hemmed and hawed, but the artwork was so charming — and so obviously professional — that I decided to snatch it up (at a discount, no less).”
“Favre hemmed and hawed and hesitated until it was too late.”
“Sales head Tim Armstrong thought that 99 out of 100 companies he was familiar with would have hemmed and hawed and decided to test some more and revisit the idea in six months.”
“You just hummed and hawed around everything, If you can't come up with something better I will find someone else to debate with.”
“For a decade, the city hemmed and hawed over a deep-bore tunnel to replace the rusty, ugly and, in an earthquake zone, structurally suspect viaduct along Puget Sound.”
“I hemmed and hawed before simply ordering whatever Angus was drinking.”
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