between the devil and the deep blue sea


between the devil and the deep blue sea
ме́жду мо́лотом и накова́льней, ме́жду Сци́ллой и Хари́бдой, в безвы́ходном положе́нии

The Americanisms. English-Russian dictionary.. 2014.

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  • Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea — is an idiom meaning a dilemma i.e., to choose between two undesirable situations (equivalent to between a rock and a hard place ). Its original meaning may be that of a nautical reference citing the deep blue sea and a devil a seam (where two… …   Wikipedia

  • between the devil and the deep blue sea — or {literary}[between two fires] or[between a rock and a hard place] {adv. phr.} Between two dangers or difficulties, not knowing what to do. * /The pirates had to fight and be killed or give up and be hanged; they were between the devil and the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • between the devil and the deep blue sea — or {literary}[between two fires] or[between a rock and a hard place] {adv. phr.} Between two dangers or difficulties, not knowing what to do. * /The pirates had to fight and be killed or give up and be hanged; they were between the devil and the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • between the devil and the deep blue sea — phrasal faced with two equally objectionable alternatives …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • between a rock and a hard place — See: BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • between a rock and a hard place — See: BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • The Devil in Brisbane — is a 2005 speculative fiction anthology edited by Zoran Živković and Geoff Maloney. The project was born out of a masterclass held by the editor at the 2004 Brisbane Writers Festival. The theme of the anthology is a meeting between a writer and… …   Wikipedia

  • devil — See: BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA, FULL OF THE OLD NICK or FULL OF THE DEVIL, GIVE THE DEVIL HIS DUE, GO TO THE DEVIL, PLAY THE DEVIL WITH, RAISE THE DEVIL, SPEAK OF THE DEVIL AND HE APPEARS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • devil — See: BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA, FULL OF THE OLD NICK or FULL OF THE DEVIL, GIVE THE DEVIL HIS DUE, GO TO THE DEVIL, PLAY THE DEVIL WITH, RAISE THE DEVIL, SPEAK OF THE DEVIL AND HE APPEARS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • The W's — Infobox musical artist | Name = The W s Img capt = The W s circa 1998 Landscape = yes Background = group or band Alias = Origin = Corvallis, Oregon, USA Genre = Ska, Swing / Swing revival Years active = 1997 ndash;2000 Label = Five Minute Walk… …   Wikipedia

  • The Greatest American Hero — infobox television show name = The Greatest American Hero caption = Cover for the second season DVD of The Greatest American Hero format = superhero drama comedy television series runtime = 60 minutes (per episode) country = USA network = ABC… …   Wikipedia

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