on the horns of a dilemma


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on the horns of a dilemma

Fig. having to decide between two things, people, etc. Mary found herself on the horns of a dilemma. She didn't know which to choose. I make up my mind easily. I'm not on the horns of a dilemma very often.
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on the horns of a dilemma

unable to decide between two things because either could bring bad results Nonprofit groups are often caught on the horns of a dilemma – they have to satisfy their donors, but at the same time, they need to attract new donors.
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on the horns of a dilemma

Faced with two equally undesirable alternatives.
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