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.

— You left me in a quandary when you didn't pay your part of the rent.

— We were in a quandary when we got to the airport and my wife didn't have her passport.


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

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