between the devil and the deep blue sea


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between the devil and the deep blue sea

having only two very unpleasant choices between a rock and a hard place Our country is caught between the devil and the deep blue sea - our leaders cause great suffering, but an invasion aimed at overthrowing them would bring many other problems.
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between the devil and the deep blue sea

if you are between the devil and the deep blue sea, you must choose between two equally unpleasant situations For most people a visit to the dentist is the result of a choice between the devil and the deep blue sea - if you go you suffer, and if you don't go you suffer.
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between the devil and the deep blue sea

Between two equally unacceptable choices.
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Yet it is clear, as this panoramic and deeply researched social history unfolds, that the author of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea looms large, like St.
I am a man between the devil and the deep blue sea.
So that French electors will in two weeks be presented with a choice between the devil and the deep blue sea.
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The skeptics may have their doubts, but when a boat sinks at the drop of a dime, the truth may lie somewhere between the devil and the deep blue sea.
IT IS no secret that the provincial press is battling for survival, trapped between the devil and the deep blue sea, the devil being the economic slump and the deep blue sea the internet revolution.