between a rock and a hard place
also between the rock and the hard place phrasal in a difficult or uncomfortable position with no attractive way out

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • between the rock and the hard place — phrasal see between a rock and a hard place …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • between a rock and a hard place — See: BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • between a rock and a hard place — See: BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Between a Rock and a Hard Place — is a book, published in 2004, that recounts the life of Aron Ralston as it leads up to his entrapment in Blue John Canyon in the Utah desert and how he was forced to amputate his lower right arm with a low quality multitool (a dull knife) in… …   Wikipedia

  • between a rock and a hard place — adverb Having the choice between two unpleasant or distasteful options; in a predicament or quandary. Husbands, it seems to me, are caught between the Rock of Feminism and the Hard Place of their own marriages Syn: between the devil and the deep… …   Wiktionary

  • Between a Rock and a Hard Place (album) — Infobox Album | Name = Between A Rock And A Hard Place Type = Album Artist = Australian Crawl Released = 1985 Recorded = Genre = Rock Length = 43:24 Label = Freestyle/EMI Producer = Adam Kidron |Last album = Crawl File (1984) This album = Between …   Wikipedia

  • between the devil and the deep blue sea — or {literary}[between two fires] or[between a rock and a hard place] {adv. phr.} Between two dangers or difficulties, not knowing what to do. * /The pirates had to fight and be killed or give up and be hanged; they were between the devil and the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • between the devil and the deep blue sea — or {literary}[between two fires] or[between a rock and a hard place] {adv. phr.} Between two dangers or difficulties, not knowing what to do. * /The pirates had to fight and be killed or give up and be hanged; they were between the devil and the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea — is an idiom meaning a dilemma i.e., to choose between two undesirable situations (equivalent to between a rock and a hard place ). Its original meaning may be that of a nautical reference citing the deep blue sea and a devil a seam (where two… …   Wikipedia

  • between the hammer and the anvil — adverb Having the choice between two unpleasant or distasteful options; in a predicament or quandary. Yet for a time the nation was again placed between the democracy of the levellers and the despotism of the Stuarts, between the hammer and the… …   Wiktionary

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