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pussyfoot around

Fig. to go about timidly and cautiously. (Alludes to a cat walking carefully.) Stop pussyfooting around! Get on with it! I wish that they would not pussyfoot around when there are tough decisions to be made.
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pussyfoot (around)

in. to behave in a very cautious manner; to (metaphorically) tread softly; to hedge or equivocate. Come on and say what you mean! Stop pussyfooting.
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I hope the government gets up off their rump and starts doing something with the steel industry and stops pussyfooting with it.
In traditional documentary practice, I think there's been too much pussyfooting as to what's actually going on with the material.
Trillin therefore spares us the pussyfooting so familiar from people who say that they "went to college outside Boston," so as to make you drag out of them that they went to Harvard.
Chanel Cresswell and Samuel Anderson play junior managers Katie and Daniel, who are still pussyfooting around each other romantically.
Regulators and politicians should stop pussyfooting around and issue a deadline for greedy Green to pay up - or be stripped of his knighthood.
The new man at the top of the Northumbria force certainly wasn't pussyfooting around in his first major interview since taking over the reins.
C5's Autopsy spending an hour pussyfooting around the question: "Is OJ Simpson a murderer?
Over 500 cats will be in competition for best of show, all pussyfooting around before 12 judges.
The papers are full of citizens calling on the authorities to "wake up" and stop pussyfooting with people who simply don't know what a peaceful rally is, who time and again have proven to be charlatans intent on promoting violence.
By the time they study, consult and pray, there won't be an Anglican Church of Canada left, by the time the donkey-years roll on and all the pussyfooting takes place.
Sarah Millican on becoming a comedienne "David Cameron must stop pussyfooting around and heed voters fed up with him on immigration and the EU.
And instead of pussyfooting about when Iceland's banks went belly up he froze their assets.
Install speed cameras now instead of pussyfooting around.
My answer is stop pussyfooting around and get tough.
The city council and Liverpool Vision should stop pussyfooting around and demand that a firm time frame is set for this site to be completely redeveloped.