from the frying pan into the fire

from the frying pan into the fire

From a bad, stressful, or dangerous situation into one that is even worse. Those poor refugees went from the frying pan into the fire—they escaped the famine but ended up in a war zone. I thought my old job was stressful, but my new one is 10 times worse. It's like I jumped from the frying pan into the fire.
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