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- v. Present participle of hmm.
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She makes a hmming noise in the back of her throat.
But the timing just couldn't be worse, coming in the midst of my partner of 3 and a half years and I hmming and hawing about whether or not we are staying together.
(He's really hmming and hawwing …) There are failures every single day in something.
Brennan told Shahin that the post-9/11 response of the Bush administration was a "reaction some people might say was over the top in some areas" (insert indignant grievance-monger nodding and mmm-hmming here), and that "in an overabundance of caution, (we) implemented a number of security measures and activities that upon reflection now we look back, after the heat of the battle has died down a bit, we say they were excessive, OK."
a few years back my wife and I were hmming and hawing on getting a dog. one day whilst meandering through a mall, we happened upon a petstore and found a cute little multi-poo.