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Definition of "hand-wringing" []

  • An extended debate over the correct course of action in a situation (noun)
  • Alternative spelling of hand wringing. (noun)

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Use "hand-wringing" in a sentence
  • "In that piece, I did some hand-wringing about how new efforts to ease monetary policy, while appearing likely, might not happen if the economy showed improvement before the central bank's Nov. 2-3 policy meeting."
  • "While hand-wringing seems to be the order of the day for Beantown, clearly, Belichick has confidence that the deal is a good one for the Patriots."
  • "In the three weeks since Mayor Adrian Fenty's epic loss, there's been no shortage of whither-education-reform op-ed pieces penned, but there's also been behind-the-scenes hand-wringing over how a once-popular incumbent like Fenty could be trounced so thoroughly."