In difficulty, faced with a choice between two unsatisfactory options.
“I can understand why she couldn’t make up her mind about what to do. She’s really between a rock and a hard place.”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The idiom ‘Between a rock and a hard place’ means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”
Example usage of idiom ‘Between a rock and a hard place’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.