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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:55 am 
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Hi everybody,
English is not my mother tongue, so who knows this quotation and what is the meaning of?

caught between the devil and the deep sea

thanks for your answers


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The saying is similar to "caught between a rock and a hard place." When you are in a tough situation, the two choices you have are both dangerous or unsuitable and not easy to choose.

More explanations here:
http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/betw ... 20sea.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Between_th ... p_Blue_Sea


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:59 pm 
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Thank you very much Phaedrus for your prompt help,

warm wishes,
Edith


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Thanks for quotation page forums.


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