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The next time it was used was in the Latin seafarer’s tale where it was said that one of the characters in trying to avoid Charybdis ran on Scylla. This phrase was once again spotted in a collection of Aesop’s fables where someone was urging his mates to jump into the water to save themselves and...
One of the fish persuades the others to jump out of the pan in order to save their lives, however, on doing so they land in the burning coals
This idiom began as a proverb in many languages and is of ancient origin, often including the word jump or leap. In English, it was first recorded in 1528 by Sir Thomas More (Works): “Lepe they lyke a flounder out of a frying-panne into the fyre.”
Jumped out of the frying-pan into the fire... (R. L. Stevenson, ‘The Master of Ballantrae’, ch. III) — А между тем мы только попали из огня в полымя, сменили одну ловушку на другую...
I think you mean "out of the frying pan into the fire," which is an idiom meaning that you have escaped one problem only to land in a larger one.
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You can feel the pulse of the pavement racing like a runaway horse The subways are steaming and the skin of the street is gleaming with sweat I've seen you sitting on the steps outside, and you were looking so restless and reckless and lost
The idiom can sometimes be shortened as just ‘frying pan to fire’. The idiom is believed to have originated from a story in which a fisherman threw some live fish into a frying pan full of boiling oil in order to fry them. As the fish found themselves in this difficult situation...
...the fire)from a bad situation to an even worse one.Many kids who run away from unhappy homes discover they've jumped out of the frying pan into
As regards the issue of the veto which applies in the Security Council, I too would be in favour of abandoning it, but this would simply be jumping out of the frying-pan into the fire. If this were to happen, the UN would become, in institutional terms, the puppet of the United States, of a bloc of...
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Let me leap out of the frying-pan into the fire or, out of God's blessing into the warm sun.
To freshen something by putting it in the open air. We put the blankets outside in order to air them...
out of the frying pan into the fire. from a bad situation to one that is worse.
Then the fish all leaped out of the frying pan together, and fell into the burning coals. Stricken by even greater pain as a result, they cursed the plan
in Idioms and slangs. Meaning: This idiom is used to say that someone gets out of a difficult or bad situation, but eventually goes into a more difficult or
[fire] See: [BALL OF FIRE], [BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA] or [BETWEEN TWO FIRES], [BUILD A FIRE UNDER], [BURNT CHILD DREADS THE
The desire to push the boundaries has been a motivator in many a daring expedition, testing the human spirit and physical abilities to the utmost.
out of one trouble and into more trouble, from something bad to something worse When he changed jobs he went out of the frying pan and into
[fire] See: [BALL OF FIRE], [BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA] or [BETWEEN TWO FIRES], [BUILD A FIRE UNDER], [BURNT CHILD DREADS THE FIRE]
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frying pan. Word origin. | idioms. noun. a shallow, long-handled pan in which food is fried.
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(deyim) Out of the frying pan into the fire is a phrase which can be used in one of two ways. It can be used in the same way as "from bad to worse," which as the wording suggests means going from an unpleasant situation to one even more so - or it can describe the belief that one has escaped a...
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discovering the wonders of the Planes (ranger 2/fighter 2). Yorhi – jack-of-all-trades with fiendish blood flowing through his veins (rogue 4). Zerathul – calculating and calm elf on a personal quest to find evidence of either an ancient antagonism or friendship between his people and humans (wizard 4).
Let the cat out of the bag.
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He got access to the bank of the Spree via the premises of a company, jumped into the water, was discovered and shot at.
You can feel the pulse of the pavement racing like a runaway horse The subways are sizzling and the skin of the streets is gleaming with sweat I've seen you
tomber de Charybde en Scylla [idiom]. more_vert.
Examples from the web for frying PAN. "I wonder if we have dropped out of the frying pan into the fire," he added. A can of bacon was opened