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wand waver

1. In fantasy stories, a belittling term for a magic user, such as a wizard or witch. A wand waver like you is no match for the Evil Lord Grax and his army of orcs! I'd trust my blade over the tricks of some wand waver any day.
2. A performer who uses illusions as a part of their routine; a magician. I know some people sneer at me as little more than a wand waver, but I've had a real passion for magic ever since I was a kid. No, this guy wasn't your run-of-the-mill wand waver. He was making some truly impossible-looking things happen on stage!
3. rude slang A male exhibitionist who exposes his genitals to other people in public; a flasher. (In this usage, "wand" is slang for "penis.") I heard that one of the teachers was arrested for being a wand waver. A: "You be careful when you're up in New York City, you hear? The place is crawling with junkies and wand wavers!" B: "Chill out, Mom. You've been watching too much TV."
See also: wand, waver

waver between (someone or something) and (someone or something else)

1. To be unable to make a decision between two different people or things. Which color should we paint the living room? I keep wavering between sea green and eggshell blue. The play focuses on the countess wavering between her youthful lover and her rich, powerful husband.
2. To change or fluctuate between two different states or conditions. In this country, the weather can waver between rain and sunshine in a matter of minutes. Our teacher wavers between being way too strict and way too laid-back on a daily basis.
See also: and, between, something, waver
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

waver between (someone and someone else)

to vacillate between choosing one person or another. I had to appoint the new manager, and I was wavering between Jane and Janet. We wavered between Bill and Bob for the position.
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waver between (something and something else)

to vacillate between choosing one thing and another; to linger indecisively between doing one thing or another. The captain was wavering between St. Thomas and St. Croix. We wavered between chocolate and vanilla.
See also: between, waver
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

wand waver

and wagger
an exhibitionist. The cops picked up a wand waver on Main Street.
See also: wand, waver
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The act of intentionally relinquishing or abandoning a known right, claim or privilege; also the legal instrument evidencing such an act." (And see verb waive -- Ed.) Waver can cross-dress -- "to vacillate irresolutely between choices: fluctuate in opinion, allegiance, or direction...reel, totter...." Here, the call is clearly for waver.