in a quandary

idiom

formal
: unsure or confused
He was in a quandary about which candidate to choose.

Examples of in a quandary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the package, which also would provide longevity bonuses, expand paid time off and reduce health insurance costs for an industry long seeking a major compensation adjustment, puts the General Assembly in a quandary. Keith M. Phaneuf, Hartford Courant, 6 Mar. 2024 These businesses arrived as women increasingly entered the workforce, leaving two-income families in a quandary over how to care for elderly parents. Christopher Rowland, Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2023 The events of this week showed the limitations of that approach, leaving her in a quandary similar to that of previous Italian governments. Gaia Pianigiani, New York Times, 18 Sep. 2023 As the story nears its denouement, the filmmakers find themselves in a quandary, trying to absolve Vicaria. Murtada Elfadl, Variety, 8 June 2023 In Richie Bradshaw's mock draft, Anderson goes to the Houston Texans at No. 2, leaving Arizona in a quandary with what to do with the pick. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 26 Apr. 2023 Trump’s restrictions on immigration could leave him in a quandary, especially as a new migration surge could be looming. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, 15 Dec. 2020 Even if the coronavirus does not erupt again in the United States, the economy and the markets are still readjusting, putting the Federal Reserve in a quandary, and countries like China continue to experience serious outbreaks. Jeff Sommer, New York Times, 26 May 2023 In Richie Bradshaw's mock draft, Anderson goes to the Houston Texans at No. 2, leaving Arizona in a quandary with what to do with the pick. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 26 Apr. 2023

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“In a quandary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20a%20quandary. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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