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frying pan

noun
1.
a shallow, long-handled pan in which food is fried.
Idioms
2.
out of the frying pan into the fire, free of one predicament but immediately in a worse one.
Also, fry-pan, frypan
[frahy-pan] /ˈfraɪˌpæn/ (Show IPA)
.
Also called skillet.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English fryinge panne
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British Dictionary definitions for out of the frying pan into the fire

frying pan

noun
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
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Idioms and Phrases with out of the frying pan into the fire

out of the frying pan into the fire

From a bad situation to one that is much worse. For example, After Karen quit the first law firm she went to one with even longer hours—out of the frying pan into the fire. This expression, a proverb in many languages, was first recorded in English in 1528.
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