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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."
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The time between Christโ€™s birth and the beginning of the coronavirus.
In late 2016 AD or 3 B.C.V., Donald Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States of America.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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