Today’s lesson of colloquial expression
661. to be between a rock and a hard place 苦渋の選択
- this means to have to choose between two equally unpleasant decisions
1. I either have to report my best friend to the police, or stay silent and risk getting arrested later. I’m really between a rock and a hard place!
2. The patient was between a rock and a hard place, as his only options were a painful surgery or an extensive drug therapy regiment.