caught between the devil and the deep blue sea

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caught between the devil and the deep blue sea

  1. (idiomatic) Having a choice between two alternatives, both undesirable.

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  • "Caught between the devil and the deep blue sea" in Michael Quinion, Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds, 2004.