damned if one does and damned if one doesn't

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damned if one does and damned if one doesn't

  1. (idiomatic) A dilemma where either choice results in a negative outcome.
    If John leaves for New York to follow his career, his father will disinherit him. He's damned if he does and damned if he doesn't.
    Damned if I do and damned if I don't.
    Damned if you do and damned if you don't.

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