between the devil and the deep sea

between the devil and the deep sea
caught in a difficult position, between a rock and a hard place

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • between the devil and the deep sea — phrasal or between the devil and the deep blue sea : between two equally objectionable or hazardous alternatives : between two comparable evils * * * between the devil and the deep (blue) sea caught in a dilemma Origin: alluding to two equally… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 devil and the deep blue sea — phrasal see between the devil and the deep sea * * * between the devil and the deep blue sea In a desperate dilemma, faced with two undesirable alternatives • • • Main Entry: ↑between * * * between the devil and the deep blue sea phrase in a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea — Studioalbum von Black Stone Cherry Veröffentlichung 2011 Label Roadrunner Records …   Deutsch 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 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

  • Devil's Hole (North Sea) — Devil s Hole is a group of deep trenches in the North Sea about 200 kilometers (125 mi) east of Dundee, Scotland. The features, which were first charted by HMS Fitzroy, were officially recorded in the Royal Geographical Society s Geographical… …   Wikipedia

  • between the devil and the deep blue sea — If you are caught between the devil and the deep blue sea, you are in a dilemma; a difficult choice …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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