We cannot dither, we cannot just twiddle our thumbs, or wait and see.
We dither, we argue, we do little, as the world moves rapidly.
But unlike the epic drama of the 2000 debacle, this result feels like the big British dither.
1640s, "to quake, tremble," phonetic variant of Middle English didderen (late 14c.), of uncertain origin. The sense of "vacillate, be anxious" is from 1819. Related: Dithered; dithering.