Definition of be in two minds in English:

be in two minds

(North American be of two minds)

phrase

  • Be unable to decide between alternatives.

    ‘I'm in two minds whether to go back’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Of course, the president has always appeared to be of two minds about reading.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Ever since then, Republicans have been of two minds about how to respond.’
    • ‘When I was at York School of Art, I was in two minds about whether to go into graphics or theatre design.’
    • ‘I was in two minds whether to write this blog or not.’
    • ‘I was in two minds about whether I should go or not.’
    be undecided, be uncertain, be unsure, be hesitant, be ambivalent, hesitate, waver, vacillate, dither, be on the horns of a dilemma
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