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Caught between the devil and the deep blue sea

 Idiom

caught between the devil and the deep blue sea

 Definition

You have two choices and you don't like either of them.

 Examples

You can stay here with nothing or follow him into the unknown. It looks like you're caught between the devil and the deep blue sea.

"I saw my devil and I saw my deep blue sea" Gram Parsons, Return of a Grievous Angel

See also:

English Vocabulary Exercises: Gram Parsons, Return of a Grievous Angel