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in a quandary

Unsure what to do; confused or perplexed about the best course of action. 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.
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A quandary result, but perhaps one that might help us articulate some of the aspirations the people who have a gut feeling that decades of negativity, false information and peacock policies have got us in a worse jam than before.
This study increases the doubt about the value of wide-scale screening for undiagnosed diabetes alone, and deserves credit for tackling the screening quandary head-on.
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While the large-format tableaux may fail to answer or openly problematize this quandary, they do powerfully succeed at revealing the intertwinement of this country's tumultuous past and its chaotic present.
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This quandary is just one component of a much larger issue.
In the early 1960s my father, a construction worker, would come home from work complaining about a moral quandary.
This month's cover story, "Time crunched" (pages 12-17), explores how this cultural quandary plays out in the short term, how our day-to-day lives reflect a fast-paced culture and the pressure we face to do more, make more, and "be" more.
Virtually no one holds the school system solely to blame for its quandary.
The uncertainty leaves city and town clerks, who are charged with issuing marriage licenses, in a quandary.
On January 6, Florida voters faced a new quandary in Broward County's special election for the District 91 state House seat left vacant by Connie Mack.
So much so that I hear myself suggest that Quandary would be a good name for her house.
The change has thrown these schools into something of a quandary.
The Malawi government is in a quandary over how to fund its hosting of a Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit in August.