waver between

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.
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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.
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