Between Scylla and Charybdis

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Henry Fuseli's painting of Odysseus facing the choice between Scylla and Charybdis

Being "between Scylla and Charybdis" is an idiom deriving from Greek mythology, meaning "having to choose between two evils". Several other idioms, such as "on the horns of a dilemma", "between the devil and the deep blue sea", and "between a rock and a hard place" express the same meaning.

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