Decision making phrases: Here are some decision making examples that are used when talking about making a choice or reaching a decision.

  1. After weighing my options, I’ve decided to work freelance. (Weigh your options: Consider which is the best choice.)
  2. Both boxers are in excellent condition. It's a toss-up which of them will win. (toss-up:The choice between two equally-good options.)
  3. He convinced/persuaded me to…
  4. He mulled over several options before making a decision. (Mull over something: Think carefully before making a decision.)
  5. I can’t make up my mind.
  6. I changed my mind.
  7. I wanted an apartment, but on second thoughts, I prefer to have a garden.( Have second thoughts: Change your mind after more thought.)
  8. I was going to go sailing but I changed my mind when I saw the weather. (Change your mind: Change your decision)
  9. I’ll take that into consideration.
  10. I’m debating between… [option A and option B]
  11. I’m having second thoughts. (= I’m reconsidering my decision)
  12. I’m on the fence. (= I’m in the middle, I don’t know what to decide)
  13. I’ve made up my mind, I’m going to accept the offer. (Make up your mind: Definitely decide on something.)

    14. I'm in two minds about whether or not to accept the offer. ( Be in two minds: Be undecided or unsure about what to do)
  14. It’s up to you. (= You can decide)
  15. Looking back, I know it was the right decision.
  16. On the other hand…
  17. Sally has often toyed with the idea of moving abroad, but she's still here!. (Toy with an idea: Consider something without giving it serious thought.)
  18. Take time to think about it. Snap decisions are not always the best. (Make a snap decision: A quick or hasty decision without taking the time to think it over.)
  19. The candidates have very similar ideas which is why so many electors are still on the fence. (Be on the fence: Have not yet reached a decision)
  20. The job is good but the salary is low. I'm in a quandary about what to do. (Be in a quandary: Find it difficult to decide what to do)
  21. The offer sounds good, but keep your options open until you're sure it's the best choice. (Keep your options open: Postpone making a decision so that you can choose among several possibilities)
  22. They weighed the pros and cons of the school before enrolling their children. (Weigh the pros and cons: Consider the advantages and disadvantages.)
  23.  This is our final proposal – take it or leave it. (Take it or leave it:You must decide now whether you accept or not.)