'hemming and hawing' definitions:
Definition of 'hemming and hawing'
- Haw \Haw\, v. i. To stop, in speaking, with a sound like haw; to speak with interruption and hesitation. [1913 Webster]
- Cut it short; don't prose -- don't hum and haw. --Chesterfield. [1913 Webster]
- hemming and hawing speaking hesitantly and inarticulately, with numerous pauses and interjections. [PJC]