進退兩難

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. 退
trad. 退

Etymology[edit]

From (jìn, to proceed) + 退 (tuì, to retreat) + (liǎng, both) + (nán, to be difficult).

Pronunciation[edit]

Idiom[edit]

進退兩難

  1. between a rock and a hard place
  2. in a bind; in a pickle
  3. describes an awkward situation where one does not know what to do

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