With the choice between two unpleasant or distasteful options; in a predicament or quandary.

Etymology:

  • Referring to the metal on a blacksmith's anvil, which is beaten with a hammer.
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

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بين المطرقة والسندان

entre le marteau et l'enclume

हथौड़ा और निहाई के बीच

a kalapács és az üllő között

בין הפטיש לסדן

ハンマーとアンビルの間

tussen de hamer en het aambeeld

między młotem a kowadłem

între ciocan și nicovală

между молотком и наковальней

mellan hammaren och städet

ہتھوڑا اور anvil کے درمیان

צווישן דעם האַמער און די סטאַוו

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