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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.
See also: fire, fry, of, out, pan

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.
See also: fire, fry, of, out, pan
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Frye also feels like he has an inside track on the play because he had the opportunity to work directly with Allen when she directed his earlier performances.
We serve a Clover Club cocktail in the winter," Frye said.
However, after Frye died, hardliners began campaigning against his burial in Iran, asserting that he was a spy and no friend of Iran.
David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, that was a combination of the Daubert and Frye standards.
By focusing on women at court or on the periphery, Frye underscores the complicated nature of the court employee, made more complex by one's gender.
Graham writes that Frye was opposed to both New Criticism and Marxist criticism for being overly concerned with the aesthetic and "historical determinism," respectively.
This view of relative strictness is interesting in the context of this article because the POE makes Frye much more porous.
To date, Frye said recruiting has exceeded expectations largely due to the efforts of Master Sgt.
Frye, now a children's clothing designer and mother to seven-year-old Poet, talked diapers and Dolce, read from her book, and signed copies for the stylishly attired New York moms in attendance.
Frye in her new position as Executive Assistant to the President Tamara Surratt.
Frye, 80, died Thursday evening of age-related causes, leaving behind her legacy as a trail blazing woman in the field of law.
The Frye standard gets its name from Frye v US, 293 F 1013 (DC Cir 1923) and is commonly called the "general acceptance" test.
In Northrop Frye and the Phenomenology of Myth, Glen Gill brings a new perspective to the thought and influence of Northrop Frye by adjusting existing perspectives that misapprehend Frye's treatment of myth.
If they don't comply, Frye tells them, their child's grade may suffer (a threat he has made good on only once).