If I could sum it up in a few choice words, I would, but instead I hem and haw, before stumbling through some rambling rejoinder.
They back away and hem and haw and leave it to the lower courts to implement their decisions.
haw trees are most numerous on south facing slopes that have grown up into thickets in the last 30 years.
Why do these—these people at the fort hem and haw and hesitate when they speak about him?
The fruit of the May haw or apple haw of the far South is sold in the markets of some cities and is made into preserves and jelly.
Her back stood up, and her bones they were bare; he, haw, hum!
As the two drew near, Captain Ichabod quickly concealed himself behind a haw bush, there to await developments.
They then began to cross the plain with oxen, hollowing "haw."
It has been a very great pleasure to me to see it, and I hope that you will tell Mr. haw so if you see him, Robert.
Washington haw is frequently planted in this country and in Europe.
"hesitate in speech," 1580s, imitative. Related: Hawed; hawing. The noun in this sense is from c.1600. Haw-haw "style of affected enunciation" is from 1841, imitative.