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synonyms for between the devil and the deep blue sea

  • 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
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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.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
He remembered something—the cherished pose of being a man plunged fathoms-deep in business.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
He thrust his tiny tuft of beard between his teeth—a trick he had when perplexed or thoughtful.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Edna did not reveal so much as all this to Madame Ratignolle that summer day when they sat with faces turned to the sea.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
To Harrison and his wife there was no distinction between the executive and judicial branches of the law.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
In pursuing his alchemical researches, he discovered Prussian blue, and the animal oil which bears his name.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
He noticed at the same time several burnt matches between his cushions and her chair.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
At present, Louis was too self-absorbed by the struggles within him, to look deep into what was passing around him.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
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