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Definition and Example 

To have to make a hard decision between two things that are equally unpleasant or difficult e.g. They are both my brothers! I can’t go against either of them. I am stuck between a rock and a hard place.


This phrase originated in the USA in the early part of the 20th century. It is the American manifestation of a phrase that exists in several forms in other cultures.

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