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English definition of “be between the devil and the deep blue sea”

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be between the devil and the deep blue sea

to have two choices that are both equally unpleasant or not convenient
Translations of “be between the devil and the deep blue sea”
in Chinese (Traditional) 進退維穀,左右為難…
in Chinese (Simplified) 进退维谷,左右为难…
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