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  • as inbetween the devil and the deep blue sea
  • as inbind

synonyms for between a rock and a hard place

  • Catch-22
  • Hobson's choice
  • between Scylla and Charybdis
  • between the hammer and the anvil
  • between two fires
  • cornered
  • in a dilemma
  • in a pickle
  • in a predicament
  • in the middle
  • no choice
  • sitting on a powder keg
  • pickle
  • predicament
  • dilemma
  • quandary
  • crunch
  • difficulty
  • nuisance
  • hot water
  • no-win situation
  • sticky situation
  • tight situation
  • tight spot
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How to use between a rock and a hard place in a sentence

In sorting notes it is necessary to be able readily to distinguish between notes of this bank and notes of other reserve banks.
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The case was an assault and battery that came off between two men named Brown and Henderson.
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He thrust his tiny tuft of beard between his teeth—a trick he had when perplexed or thoughtful.
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This is the place where the Muscovite criminals are banished to, if they are not put to death.
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
To Harrison and his wife there was no distinction between the executive and judicial branches of the law.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
He looked strangely out of place in the dusty combat uniform.
SENSE OF OBLIGATIONHENRY MAXWELL DEMPSEY (AKA HARRY HARRISON)
He noticed at the same time several burnt matches between his cushions and her chair.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
The associations of place recall her strange interview with Mr. Longcluse but a few months before.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
As Spain, however, has fallen from the high place she once held, her colonial system has also gone down.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
Now-a-days it is the bankrupt who flouts, and his too confiding creditors who are jeered and laughed at.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE

  • Catch-22
  • Hobson's choice
  • between Scylla and Charybdis
  • between a rock and a hard place
  • between the hammer and the anvil
  • between two fires
  • cornered
  • in a dilemma
  • in a pickle
  • in a predicament
  • in the middle
  • no choice
  • sitting on a powder keg
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.