Stuck between a rock and a hard place

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Meaning

  • To have to choose between two bad choices.
  • To run into a hard decision.
  • Be put in an unpleasant situation.
  • To pick a side where the outcome will still be bad.

Example Sentences

  • She couldn't stand being yelled at by her boss but couldn't afford to quit and lose her job either. She was stuck in between a rock and a hard place.
  • He was stuck in between a rock and a hard place when his two best friends were fighting over him. He couldn't choose one over the other since he loved the both of them.
  • My mother was stuck between a rock and a hard place when she had to choose either my brother or me to keep.

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