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Old June 11, 2008, 12:54 PM
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Between a rock and a hard place

Quiero saber si existe un equivalente de este dicho en español. A los que
el inglés es el segundo idioma between a rock and a hard place
significa estar in una curcunstancia en que necisita decidir pero ningúna decisión o prerogativo puede resolver bien.

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Creo que eso se dice:
estar entre la espada y la pared
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En Español sería:

- Estoy entre la espada y la pared -

Así es como lo describiste.....del lado que te hagas sales perdiendo.

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Another similar one is Between the devil and the deep blue sea.
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Old June 11, 2008, 01:20 PM
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Another similar one is Between the devil and the deep blue sea.
That's true, but I usually associated it with a romance getting complicated.

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Creo que eso se dice:
estar entre la espada y la pared
Agree. There's another one, more funny:
Estar entre Guatemala y Guatepeor

there is another of the kind, but slighty different:
"Salir de la sartén y caer a las brasas", meaning avoiding a bad situation ending in a worse one.
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Bueno, creo que salir de Guatemala y entrar a Guatepeor se realciona mas a - salir de una situacion dificil y entrar luego a otra más mala, no crees?

Whereas:

estar entre la espada y la pared se relaciona a estar en un callejón sin salida

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Agree. There's another one, more funny:
Estar entre Guatemala y Guatepeor

there is another of the kind, but slighty different:
"Salir de la sartén y caer a las brasas", meaning avoiding a bad situation ending in a worse one.
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That's going from the fire to the frying pan, a common phrase in English too
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you're right Elaina
it's "de Guatemala a Guatepeor" so it's like "hat's going from the fire to the frying pan"
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