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Between the devil and the deep sea


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The idiom between the devil and deep sea refers to a state of hesitation. When someone is between the devil and deep sea, s/he is not in a position to decide which way to go, since all the ways seems to be equally unfavourable or negative.

A similar idiomatic expression is between Scylla and Charybdis.


Sample Usage

1. Ram was between the devil and the deep sea when his friends called him for a help in an illegal activity.

2. The thief was between the devil and the deep sea when the bank's doors were shut and the siren went off.


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