caught between two stools

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caught between two stools

To be caught or stuck between two things and thus unable to adequately do or accommodate both. Primarily heard in UK. I was excited to start taking night classes after work, but now, without enough time to devote either to school or to my job, I feel like I'm caught between two stools.
See also: between, caught, stool, two
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