between two fires


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between two fires

Between two sources of conflict. When my dad joined my mom in criticizing me, I felt like I was caught between two fires.
See also: fire, two

between two fires

Being attacked from two sources or sides simultaneously.
See also: fire, two
References in classic literature ?
This required some pluck, for she was between two fires, her husband's family opposing her and her own family forcing her.
The gentlemen had drawn their swords, but they found themselves take between two fires.
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