to (do something) or not to (do something)(, that is the question)(redirected from to or not to)
to (do something) or not to (do something)(, that is the question)
Used to express one's indecision or hesitation about doing something. Derived from the famous line in William Shakespeare's Hamlet, "To be, or not to be, that is the question." Usually used humorously, especially as a rhyming pun on "be." To tell Jake or not to tell him. I know it's the right thing to do, but it will cause so many problems for everyone! I need to use the bathroom, but I don't want to give up my seat at the bar. Hmm, to pee or not to pee, that is the question!
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