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Proverbial rock and hard place

French translation: etre entre le marteau et l'enclume

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00:11 Aug 3, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Proverbial rock and hard place
Anyone knows the French equivalent expression for the following "you may find yourself caught between proverbial rock and a hard place"? Thank you in advance
Olivier
Olivier
French translation:etre entre le marteau et l'enclume
Explanation:
Sorry for the way I wrote etre, that depends on my keyboard...

Raffa1
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Raffaella Cornacchini
Local time: 00:58
Grading comment
Fast and accurate, Thanx
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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na +4etre entre le marteau et l'enclumeRaffaella Cornacchini
na"entre l'enclume et le marteau"abb45


  

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1 hr peer agreement (net): +4
etre entre le marteau et l'enclume


Explanation:
Sorry for the way I wrote etre, that depends on my keyboard...

Raffa1

Raffaella Cornacchini
Local time: 00:58
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
Grading comment
Fast and accurate, Thanx

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  BOB DE DENUS: as close as you will get i think although it leaves "proverbial" out but probabably not necessary
2 hrs

agree  Kateabc
4 hrs

agree  VBaby
9 hrs

agree  Dave Simons: In English I prefer "between the devil and the deep blue sea" :^)
1 day 1 hr
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9 hrs
"entre l'enclume et le marteau"


Explanation:
this is a french expression meaning "to be in a tough position" because all solutons have drawbacks

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