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be on the horns of a dilemma

To struggle to choose between two problematic or unappealing options. I'm really on the horns of a dilemma here: do I say no to this great job opportunity, or do I accept it and move away from my family?
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be on the horns of a dilemma

to be unable to decide which of two things to do because either could have bad results How can we decide which hospital to close? We are on the horns of a dilemma.
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