Between a rock and a hard place

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Definition

to be between a rock and a hard place: to be in a difficult situation with few choices (none of them good)
idiom
I feel like I'm caught between a rock and a hard place. If I refuse to work, my boss will get angry. But if I do not go to the movies with my girlfriend, she will get angry as well.
a rock a large stone, a boulder

Examples

  • "New European Prez caught between a rock and a hard place"
  • "And to tell you the truth, I'm a bit between a rock and a hard place here."

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