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 Shilling.Shim’ei (2 syl.), 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Shilly Shally.
 
A corruption of “Will I, shall I,” or “Shall I, shall I.”   1
       
“There’s no delay, they ne’er stand shall I, shall I,
Hermog’enes with Dal’lila doth dally.”
       
Taylor’s Workes, iii. 3 (1630).
 


 Shilling.Shim’ei (2 syl.), 

 
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