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Be unable to decide between alternatives:‘I'm in two minds whether to go back’
be undecided, be uncertain, be unsure, be hesitant, be ambivalent, hesitate, waver, vacillate, dither, be on the horns of a dilemmahaver, hum and hawswitherdilly-dally, shilly-shally, blow hot and coldView synonyms
- ‘Ever since then, Republicans have been of two minds about how to respond.’
- ‘I was in two minds about whether I should go or not.’
- ‘After the tsunami, they were in two minds about the trip, but finally decided to not only undertake the journey but also make common cause with the victims.’
- ‘Of course, the president has always appeared to be of two minds about reading.’
- ‘The government clearly seems to be of two minds about how quickly it wants to move and how much it wants to move.’
- ‘I was in two minds whether to go banging on doors to ask people why they were opposed to the location.’
- ‘I was in two minds whether to write this blog or not.’
- ‘Since being asked to join the new government last week, Tzeng has been of two minds whether to take accept Chen's offer or stay at the university.’
- ‘When I was at York School of Art, I was in two minds about whether to go into graphics or theatre design.’
- ‘He also studied law at the Bar and was in two minds whether to practice or not when he was promoted to the position of assistant principal after qualifying.’
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