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out of the frying pan into the fire

saying
said when you move from a bad or difficult situation 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)

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out of the frying pan into the fire

from a bad or difficult situation to one that is even worse: Many kids who try to run away from unhappy homes discover that they've jumped out of the frying pan into the fire when they try to live on their own.
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