between a rock and a hard place

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ギリシア神話の「スキュラカリュブディス」の話に関連。アメリカ合衆国で使われ始めた言葉。

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between a rock and a hard place (比較形なし)

  1. 困難選択を迫られている状況を指す成句。板ばさみジレンマ
    • 1970, David Sim, "Tangent",
      Husbands, it seems to me, are caught between the Rock of Feminism and the Hard Place of their own marriages (後略)
    • 2008, Eric Dash and Geraldine Fabrikant, "Washington Mutual stock falls on investor fears", Washington Post, September 11,
      If Washington Mutual needs to raise capital quickly, it will very likely find itself between a rock and a hard place, because credit markets have all but closed their doors to troubled banks.

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