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choose the lesser of two evils

To pick the less offensive of two undesirable options. I wasn't excited about going to a seminar all weekend, but I also didn't want to lose my license, so I chose the lesser of two evils and spent the weekend learning about new regulations in our field. Do you really want to get a demerit for not having your blazer? Just choose the lesser of two evils and tell the teacher you forgot it—maybe she'll take pity on you!
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Oh," gasped Cecily, choosing the lesser of two evils, "I'll tell you who wrote it--it was--
But for most Americans, the majority of whom have unfavourable views of both candidates, it boils down to choosing the lesser of two evils.
I'm not sure you can say that choosing the lesser of two evils is incompatible with Christianity.
I view my position as one of choosing the lesser of two evils, with one being having a very small percentage of cats declawed and retained in loving homes, and the other being the return of these cats to shelters, which will result in exacerbation of overcrowding in these facilities and, ultimately, the euthanasia of more shelter cats.
I hate to say it, but the previous government brought us to the point of choosing the lesser of two evils," Borissov said, as quoted by Bulgarian news agency BTA.
It is never easy when choosing the lesser of two evils, but experienced divers must realize that decompression stops are called "mandatory" for a reason.
Yes, this is about choosing the lesser of two evils.
Sometimes that could mean choosing the lesser of two evils in a bill.
In an ideal world I would love to vote for someone who would represent my interests intelligently in Parliament, but democracy should not be about choosing the lesser of two evils.
I resign myself to carry out the unpleasant task in November of choosing the lesser of two evils, but I await that day when common folks finally become conscious of the power Representative Sanders reminds us that we potentially hold.
Scare the voters witless with an outrageous suggestion, in this case building a pounds 7 billion airport in green Middle England, and then bask in reflected glory when choosing the lesser of two evils, a second runway at BIA.
The notion of choosing the lesser of two evils has become a cliche in American politics.
The BEBE members believe choosing between Clinton and Dole for most African Americans is a matter of choosing the lesser of two evils.
I would guess that few voters base their decisions on professional standards alone and - as I did - they probably feel they are just choosing the lesser of two evils.