out of the frying pan into the fire
phrasal clear of one difficulty only to fall into a greater one

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  • Out of the frying pan into the fire — is a phrase which can be used in one of two ways. It can be used in the same way as from bad to worse, which as the wording suggests means going from an unpleasant situation to one even more so or it can describe the belief that one has escaped a …   Wikipedia

  • out of the frying pan, into the fire — If you get out of one problem, but find yourself in a worse situation, you are out of the frying pan, into the fire …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • out of the frying pan into the fire — out of the frying pan (into the fire) from a bad situation to an even worse one. Many kids who run away from unhappy homes discover they ve jumped out of the frying pan into the fire when they try to live on their own. Usage notes: often used… …   New idioms dictionary

  • out of the frying pan into the fire — ► out of the frying pan into the fire from a bad situation to one that is worse. Main Entry: ↑frying pan …   English terms dictionary

  • out of the frying pan into the fire — Out of one trouble into worse trouble; from something bad to something worse. A proverb. * /The movie cowboy was out of the frying pan into the fire. After he escaped from the robbers, he was captured by Indians./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out of the frying pan into the fire — Out of one trouble into worse trouble; from something bad to something worse. A proverb. * /The movie cowboy was out of the frying pan into the fire. After he escaped from the robbers, he was captured by Indians./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out of the frying-pan into the fire — Out of one difficult situation into a worse • • • Main Entry: ↑fry …   Useful english dictionary

  • out of the frying pan into the fire — phrasal : clear of one difficulty only to fall into a greater one * * * from a bad situation to one that is worse * * * out of the ˈfrying pan into the ˈfire idiom (saying) from a bad situation to one that is worse Main entry: ↑frying panidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • out\ of\ the\ frying\ pan\ into\ the\ fire — proverb Out of one trouble into worse trouble; from something bad to something worse. The movie cowboy was out of the frying pan into the fire. After he escaped from the robbers, he was captured by Indians …   Словарь американских идиом

  • out of the frying pan into the fire —    This expression means to go from one difficult situation to another one which is usually even worse.     The flight was delayed because of snow. When the plane eventually took off, it had to turn back because of engine trouble out of the… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • out of the frying pan, into the fire —    If you get out of one problem, but find yourself in a worse situation, you are out of the frying pan, into the fire.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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