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.
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between two fires

Being attacked from two sources or sides simultaneously.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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The gentlemen had drawn their swords, but they found themselves take between two fires. They still hesitated an instant; but, as before, pride prevailed, and a second kick split the door from bottom to top.
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