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out of the frying pan (and) into the fire

From a bad, stressful, or dangerous situation into one that is even worse. If you use credit cards to pay off a debt, you're jumping out of the frying pan into the fire. I thought moving up to the manager's position, I'd have an easier time in the restaurant, but I went out of the frying pan and into the fire!
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*out of the frying pan (and) into the fire

Fig. from a bad situation to a worse situation. (*Typically: get ~; go ~; jump ~.) When I tried to argue about my fine for a traffic violation, the judge charged me with contempt of court. I really went out of the frying pan into the fire. I got deeply in debt. Then I really got out of the frying pan into the fire when I lost my job.
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out of the frying pan into the fire

From a bad situation to one that is much worse. For example, After Karen quit the first law firm she went to one with even longer hours-out of the frying pan into the fire . This expression, a proverb in many languages, was first recorded in English in 1528.
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out of the frying pan into the fire

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from the frying pan into the fire

If someone has gone out of the frying pan into the fire or from the frying pan into the fire, they have moved from a bad situation to an even worse one. I was hoping to get my career back on track after a bad time at Villa. But as it turned out, I'd gone out of the frying pan into the fire. Having finally left one bad relationship, she jumped from the frying pan into the fire.
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out of the frying pan into the fire

from a bad situation to one that is worse.
See also: fire, fry, of, out, pan

out of the ˈfrying pan (and) into the ˈfire

(saying) out of one situation of danger or difficulty into another (usually worse) one: It was a case of out of the frying pan into the fire: she divorced her husband, who was an alcoholic, and then married another man with the same problem.
See also: fire, fry, of, out, pan
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Frye, who was also an outstanding trap and skeet shooter (he captured eight Grand American trophies, held skeet and trap long-run records, and was inducted into the Trap Shooting Hall of Fame), was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for his .
Eventually, Frye established a practice in criminal defense.
The two groups, both armed, later confronted each other in the alley and Connor was shot twice after he had stabbed Frye in the stomach.
The court heard Mr Smith was shot twice after he stabbed Frye in the stomach.
A 1985 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Frye holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering.
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After Frye had completed his ba studies at Victoria College in 1932, he set out to complete a second bachelor's degree, this one in theology from Emmanuel College, Victoria's sister institution at the University of Toronto.
Petersburg, FL, the first time Frye performed it, but then decided on Wichita.
It determined that Frye should be sanctioned for $5,000 and suspended for 10 days.
Frye and strike partner Jim McCabe had Stranraer fans purring and opposition defences petrified.
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389 (Harris 3-4, Frye 2-3, O'Quinn 2-4, Payton 0-1, Oladipo 0-2, Fournier 0-4).
702 Tightens the Rules for Admissibility of Expert Witness Testimony" (Sept/Oct) on Florida's statutory adoption of the Daubert test for admitting scientific or expert opinion, Florida courts abandoned the Frye "general acceptance" inquiry no later than 1968.
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Frye, who had wished to be buried in Esfahan, was cremated in Boston June 8.