to not know if/whether you are coming or going




Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - not know if you are coming or going

"to not know if/whether you are coming or going"

to be confused and disoriented

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - not know if you are coming or going

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: Did you get an answer from the manager?

Colleague 2: I think so but it was not exactly clear. He seemed rather distracted and unfocused.

Colleague 1: He is such a busy person with so many projects on the go that he often does not know if he is coming or going.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - not know if you are coming or going

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: I can't imagine how you can cope with your own three children as well as looking after your sister's three children while your sister is on holidays.

Friend 2: Honestly, I am so overwhelmed most of the time that I never know whether I'm coming or going. I just seem to run on autopilot and hope that I don't forget anything.

Friend 1: Well, your sister is back in a couple of days and all the confusion and pandemonium will subside.

Friend 2: It will make dealing with only my three kids seem so easy.

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to not know if/whether you are coming or going - Usage:

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to not know if/whether you are coming or going - Gerund Form:

Not knowing if he was coming or going, the presentation was a confused disaster.




to not know if/whether you are coming or going - Examples:

1)  ... all at the same time that it can be hard to know whether you are coming or going half of the time, making it very difficult to be objective about ...

2)  In Iraq it is not clear whether the British military are coming or going. The idea was that the British force would pull out of Basra ...

3)  ... when they have just emerged from their winter dens and hardly know if they are coming or going. Bears are also on the red list: ...

4)  ... blame them if, like the government, they don't know whether they are coming or going. # These are the policies of the madhouse.

5)  Both of them do not know whether they are coming or going. Do you see any logic in the latest ...?

6)  ... by their utter inept handling. They do not know whether they are coming or going. One disaster after another.

7)  ... you will spin out of control. You would not know whether you are coming or going. You are free to believe in whatever you want to believe ...

8)  ... we have these kids drugged up so they don't know if they are coming or going.

9)  ... parents was difficult. When I met Gordon he wasn't sure whether he was coming or going. He was torn not being with his children but he needed to ...

10)  ... my poor body not knowing whether it was coming or going after two weeks living eight hours ahead of GMT.

11)  ... but I didn't know if I was coming or going and ended up in a few nasty places with a few nasty people.

12)  ... confused the crap out of me so I didn't know if she was coming or going.

13)  ... said the league was currently disorganised, did not know whether it was coming or going, and that people communicated its decisions as if they were not committed ...

14)  My poor boy doesn't know whether he is coming or going and it is affecting his learning capabilities considerably!

15)  Poor Charlie doesn't know if she is coming or going

16)  ...problem was a constantly changing leadership until the players didn't know if they were coming or going

17)  ... previous manager (who still works with us) doesn't know if she's coming or going, and although' nice', is one of the craziest people ...

18)  My skin could use a bit of a regenerator, not knowing whether it's coming or going. Hospital air and surgery have really messed up my skin!

19)  ... feel great embarrassment and not know how to react not know whether you're coming or going.

20)  Can anyone help me here as I don't know if I'm coming or going