betwixt and between

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betwixt and between

Undecided, midway between two alternatives, neither here nor there. For example, I'm betwixt and between canceling my trip entirely or just postponing it, or Jane is betwixt and between about accepting the offer. The adverb betwixt, originally meaning "by two," is seldom heard except in this expression, first recorded in 1832.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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