out of the frying pan in to fire

frying pan

a shallow, long-handled pan in which food is fried.
out of the frying pan into the fire, free of one predicament but immediately in a worse one.
Also, fry-pan, frypan [frahy-pan] .
Also called skillet.

1350–1400; Middle English fryinge panne

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frying pan or esp (US) fry-pan
1.  a long-handled shallow pan used for frying
2.  out of the frying pan into the fire from a bad situation to a worse one
fry-pan or esp (US) fry-pan

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