Idioms title

The Idiom Attic - a collection of hundreds of English idioms, each one explained.

The meaning of "between a rock and a hard place"

" Between a rock and a hard place "
Between two unwelcome options.
The only choices I have are poverty or a boring job - I'm between a rock and a hard place.
Where did it originate?:
USA, 20th century. Sometimes mistakenly thought to come from Homer's Odyssey.
Where is it used?:
Hear the idiom spoken:
More idioms about:   nature   cliche   america  

 We are also on Facebook

 Copyright Gary Martin