Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea




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Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea : Phrases



Meaning:

A situation where a person is caught between two difficult or dangerous obstacles.


Example:

He is now caught
between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. He has either to accept his dismissal order or to pay a huge fine.


Origin:

Sailors who had
the devil to pay often worked close to the side of the ship. A sudden swell or gust of wind could easily knock them overboard. They would then find themselves literally between the devil seam and the deep blue sea.








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