(to be) in two minds

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - in two minds

"(to be) in two minds"

to be unable to decide;

to have difficulty making a decision between two options


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - in two minds

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Where should we order the food from?

Friend 2:  Well, I'm in two minds. On the one hand, I really love pizza but we had pizza last night.  On the other hand Chinese food is really good, too.

Friend 1:  Make up your mind.

Friend 2:  I can't decide.  You decide.  I'll be fine with whichever you choose.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - in two minds

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Which advertising agency should we hire?

Colleague 2:  ABC is really good but they are quite expensive. XYZ are a little less expensive but their product, although with a fresh and new perspective, is a little unproven in the marketplace. It is a difficult decision.

Colleague 1:  I'm glad you said that because I am in two minds as well.

(to be) in two minds - Usage:


(to be) in two minds - Gerund Form:

Being in two minds, she couldn't decide between the red shoes or the burgundy shoes.

(to be) in two minds - Examples:

1)  I couldn't really commit to my tee shots and was in two minds a few times about what shots to hit off tees.

2)  I'm in two minds. On the one hand, putting a line half a meter from the curb ...

3)  ... getting over the initial shock of it, I realize that I am in two minds.

4)  Well, I mean, I think he's really in two minds on this issue. On the one hand, he wants elections to proceed as ...

5)  ... where people who know him are in two minds: He's either a latter-day prophet or an irredeemable hobo.

6)  I confess I am in two minds in deciding how to respond to the substance of your letter: whether I should ...

7)  The Arab Palestinians were in two minds; some stayed in place as if nothing was happening, and some responded to ...

8)  We're in two minds as to how effective this was.

9)  I'm in two minds about this. I don't think I would personally use it myself.

10)  However, participants in the U.S. economy seem to be in two minds about whether the fiscal cliff is going to happen, or is maybe already here.

11)  I'm in two minds about this. Either: a) They really don't realize that they come ...

12)  The reason I'm in two minds is that I can't decide whether my objection is principled or aesthetic.

13)  I too feel very conflicted with this -- in two minds, if you will.

14)  It does seem like he is confused or in two minds about what he wants to achieve, or alternatively just doesn't quite want to ...

15)  ... here again Mrs. Hilbery was in two minds, and a thick packet of manuscript was shelved for further consideration.

16)  I hazard to say most of us were in two minds about the killing: relief and sadness.

17)  Peter is in two minds. From a business perspective, he thinks it prudent to start negotiations now, ...

18)  I'm in two minds. Do I leave it all be and allow her to treat me like filth ...

19)  ... and I've been in two minds whether DM or AM was most crucial.

20)  The international community was in two minds as to how to deal with the Burmese military dictatorship.