Idiom:  in a quandary


Idiom:  (be) in a quandary

  • in a situation where you are confused and don’t know what to do

Example sentences

  • He’s in a quandary about whether to spend $100,000 on business school or just try to start his own business and learn from experience.
  • If you're in a quandary, get an expert's opinion before buying stock in the company.
  • I'm in a quandary about whether to tell my mom her pants make her look fat.
  • My son is in a quandary about going to Harvard or Yale.
  • We're in a quandary over which house to bid on.
  • My wife's in a quandary over which job offer to accept, but it's a good problem to have.
  • I'm in a quandary about vacationing in Mexico or Guatemala. Have you been to either?
  • Residents are in a quandary about the deer population because they are eating everyone's flowers and vegetable gardens and getting hit by cars.


  • torn between
  • sticky situation
  • up a tree
  • catch-22

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