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between the rock and the hard place

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between a rock and a hard place

adverb phrase

In a dilemma; baffled: So a writer is caught between the rock and the hard place/ informants, caught between the rock of prison and the hard place of the snitch (1940s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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