The loan hiker's arm was wedged in a crevice when he slipped and fell. He didn't have the strength to release himself. Each movement wedged his arm more deeply into the crevice. After several days without food and water, he was left with a Sophie's Choice: continue to wait for help and possibly die, or use the serrated blade of his pocket knife to cut off his own arm and climb to safety before bleeding to death.
by Pecos Pete March 27, 2008
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It is NOT a difficult choice. It's a choice between two options that will results in the destruction of the option not chosen. A difficult choice is just called a difficult choice, IT HAS NO NAME because it doesn't deserve one for the dramatic effect.
A difficult choice is do you pick lover A or lover B and leave the other one possibly mad at you. A Sophie's choice is do you pick A or B and leave the other one DEAD, completely lifeless, future distinguished, no more fun experiences, and generally a bad existence (or lack thereof).
by one correcting your slug-brain October 15, 2011
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"If I have to choose between her and Tyra, it's not exactly sophie's choice"
by Dana Mix August 17, 2003
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The unfortunate winning decision of an impossibly difficult choice between two unbearable options.
And the Sophie's Choice Award goes to......... A punch to the face! It looked for a minute like he was going to go with the baseball bat to the scrotal area.
by buster3535 July 25, 2014
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