be on the horns of a dilemma

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be on the horns of a dilemma

To struggle to choose between two problematic or unappealing options. I'm really on the horns of a dilemma here: do I say no to this great job opportunity, or do I accept it and move away from my family?
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AN auctioneer is on the horns of a dilemma - over the sale of a stuffed rhinoceros head worth at least pounds 30,000 to Chinese herbalists.