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BLOW HOT AND COLD– if you blow hot and cold about something, you constantly change your opinion about it.

Example– The boss keeps blowing hot and cold about the marketing campaign – one day he finds it excellent, the next day he wants to make changes.

GET COLD FEET- if you get cold feet about something, you begin to hesitate about doing it; you are no longer sure whether you want to do it or not

Example– I wanted to enter the competition but at the last minute I got cold feet.

HEM AND HAW- when someone hems and haws, they are very evasive and avoid giving a clear answer.

Example– Jordan hemmed and hawed when his parents asked him where he had spent the night.

SHILLY-SHALLY-  if you shilly-shally, you hesitate a lot about something and have difficulty reaching a decision.

Example– Come-on! Don’t shilly-shally – just make up your mind.

PUT OUT FEELERS– before doing something, if you try to discover what other people think about it by making discreet enquiries, you put out feelers.

Examples– The politician put out feelers to test public reaction to his proposals.

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