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double bind

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
a difficult situation in which, whatever action you decide to take, you cannot escape unpleasant results: The principal is caught in a double bind because whether she expels the student or lets him off, she still gets blamed.
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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