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Hum and Haw (To)

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To hesitate to give a positive plain answer; to hesitate in making a speech. To introduce hum and haw between words which ought to follow each other freely.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Hugo
Hugon (King)
Huguenot (U-gŭe-no)
Hulda [the Benignant]
Hulk
Hulking
Hull
Hull Cheese
Hullabaloo
Hulsean Lectures
Hum and Haw (To)
Huma (The)
Human Race (h soft)
Human Sacrifice
Humanitarians
Humanities or Humanity Studies
Humber
Humble Bee
Humble Cow (A)
Humble Pie
Humbug