In a quandary?

Have you ever “been in a quandary”? Probably. 

To be “in a quandary” (estar en un dilema) is to be in a difficult situation (apuro) or “to have a dilemma”. Look at these examples:

  • Mr. Sánchez is in a quandary about the riots in Barcelona. This means he has a dilemma about what to do.
  • The situation in Barcelona has put Mr. Sánchez in a quandary.
  • Who will get Mr. Sánchez “out of the quandary” (¿Quién sacará a Mr. Sanchez del apuro?)?
  • The EU is in a quandary about Brexit. So is the British Labour Party.