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Meaning of “out of the frying pan into the fire” in the English Dictionary

"out of the frying pan into the fire" in British English

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out of the frying pan into the fire

saying said when you ​move from a ​bad or ​difficultsituation to one that is ​worse
(Definition of out of the frying pan into the fire from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"out of the frying pan into the fire" in American English

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out of the frying pan into the fire

from a ​bad or ​difficultsituation to one that is ​evenworse: Many ​kids who ​try to ​run away from ​unhappyhomesdiscover that they've ​jumped out of the ​fryingpan into the ​fire when they ​try to ​live on ​their own.
(Definition of out of the frying pan into the fire from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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