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waffle about

1. To continue speaking wordily in a vague, aimless, or evasive manner. The politician kept waffling about whenever a reporter brought the scandal up. The professor has a bad habit of getting sidetracked and waffling about during her lectures.
2. To be continually indecisive or ineffectual (about some issue). We're never going to get this project finished if you keep waffling about instead of taking charge and making decisions! We waffled about for so long that they sold the house to someone else.
3. To loiter or meander around (some place) in an idle or aimless manner. I hate customers who waffle about at their table after they've finished eating. We waffled about the mall for a few hours while we waited for Tom.
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waffle around

1. To continue speaking wordily in a vague, aimless, or evasive manner. The politician kept waffling around whenever a reporter asked him about the scandal. The professor has a bad habit of getting sidetracked and waffling around during her lectures.
2. To be continually indecisive or ineffectual (about some issue). We're never going to get this project finished if you keep waffling around instead of taking charge and making decisions! We waffled around for so long that they sold the house to someone else.
3. To loiter or meander around (some place) in an idle or aimless manner. I hate customers who waffle around at their table after they've finished eating. We waffled around the mall for a few hours while we waited for Tom.
See also: around, waffle
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

waffle around

 and waffle about
to be indecisive; to be wishy-washy about making a decision. Make up your mind. Stop waffling around. Now, don't waffle about. Make up your mind.
See also: around, waffle
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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