in a quandary


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in a quandary

In a situation in which one is unsure what to do or confused or perplexed about the best course of action; in a predicament. I was in a quandary about whether I should stay at home with the kids or spend a lot of money to put them in daycare.

*in a quandary

uncertain about what to do; perplexed. (*Typically: be ~; get [into] ~.) Mary was in a quandary about what college to go to. I couldn't decide what to do. I was in such a quandary.

in a ˈquandary

uncertain about what to do in a particular situation: She’s in a bit of a quandary about which of the jobs to accept.