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Caught Between A Rock and A Hard Place

If you are caught between a rock and a hard place, you are in the difficult situation of having to decide between two equally bad or unpleasant options. Here are three examples that demonstrate the use of this English idiom:

When Michael’s wife asked him whether he liked her new haircut or not, he didn’t know what to say. Once again, he was
caught between a rock and a hard place.

I am
caught between a rock and hard place. If I stay, I’ll be unhappy. If I go, I may not be able to find another job. What should I do?

Not knowing whether to stay in office or resign, the President was
caught between a rock and a hard place.

Below, we have one in a series of Careerbuilder
monkey commercials that shows how a person can be caught between a rock and a hard place in his job. Playing with words, the commercial asks viewers whether they are Stuck between a bad job and a hard place?.



Comment: Careerbuilder has been criticized for the use of chimpanzees in its commercials. How do you feel about this?




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