um and ah
Meaning: If you "um and ah" you're having trouble deciding what to say, or you're having trouble telling somebody something.
- Stop umming and ahing and just tell me what happened!
- James ummed and ahed for a while, but he eventually agreed to help us get the deal.
Variety: This idiom is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
Sharon always ums and ahs when she
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Contributor: Matt Errey