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double bind

noun [S]
 
 
a difficult situation in which, whatever action you take, you cannot escape unpleasant results: Life insurers are caught in a double bind: asset values are falling, but firms are still offering high returns to policyholders in an effort to avoid a collapse in new policy subscriptions.
Translations of “double bind”
in Chinese (Traditional) 進退兩難,左右爲難…
in Chinese (Simplified) 进退两难,左右为难…
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