torn between

torn between

Equally compelled to choose between two different people, things, or actions. I'm torn between the red dress and the blue one—which do you think looks better on me? Her offer left me feeling torn between my commitments to my family and my desire to go out and see the world.
See also: between, torn

torn between (someone and someone else)

 and torn between something and something else
Fig. uncertain whether to choose one or the other. I don't know which to take. I'm torn between Fred and Alice. I'm torn between red and green.
See also: between, torn
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Often, compounders have been torn between using silica to achieve performance benefits versus not using it because of performance problems.