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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 the frying pan into 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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