Between-a-rock-and-a-hard-placeHave you ever been between a rock and a hard place? Under a lot of pressure, not exactly sure what to do… Like you just couldn’t find a way out?

This week’s expression is Between a rock and a hard place.

Expression Breakdown:

We often use this expression when we have to make a difficult decision, especially when neither option is ideal or positive: You either have the rock or the hard place. They are about the same thing.

So below I will share with you some more examples to help you make more sense of this expression and start using it from the get go.

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Start using this expression:

  • I hate my job, but if I quit, how could I support my family? I’m really between a rock and a hard place.
  • He’s been between a rock and a hard place trying to decide what to major in at University. He has no idea what he wants to do with his life.
  • The choice at every election is like being between a rock and a hard place–both candidates suck.
  • I was between a rock and a hard place trying to decide whether to break up with my girlfriend and move to Canada or stay miserable here.
  • We would have been between a rock and a hard place if we’d gotten lost camping, but luckily we found the trail and got out.

What’s your best example? When’s the last time you felt between a rock and a hard place? Comment below!

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