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Going from one bad situation into a worse one. Also used to define a choice as being less than optimal.
Boss: "If you don't want to work late tonight, you can always come in this weekend."
by dvsjr March 08, 2004
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If you've escaped a bad situation, only to land in a worse one-- this applies. Like moving from Pittsburgh to Statesboro.
Well, gramma says you can stop cleaning up the insulin needles now and help pull up her girdle.
*sigh* this is flight 1006 originating in the frying pan, requesting an ETA on the fire.
by Van Pierce March 06, 2004
going from bad to worse
I wouldn't have thought Dubya's foreign policy could get much worse but with the removal of a democratically elected leader* in Haiti it seems to have gone out of the frying pan and into the fire.
by bob March 07, 2004
from one bad situation to an evern worse one
Last winter, the the country came out of the frying pan and into the fire as far as weather is concerned.
by The Return of Light Joker October 13, 2007
A Southernism that means that you have taken yourself out of a bad situation into a situation that is worse or no better than the one you were previously in.
Betty Sue sure did jump from the frying pan to the fire when she left Roy, her cheatin' husband for his brother Chet, the town drunk.
by cass March 09, 2004
Getting yourself out of a bad in situation into an even worse one.
Bob's out of the frying pan and into the fire after robbing the bank while videotaping it!
by Lews Therin March 07, 2004
from bad problems to worst problems
It got worst that he landed jail time after his friends sold him that shit for too much money. Dude jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire.
by Jerlyn March 07, 2004

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