What does “between a rock and a hard place” mean?

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  1. Patple says:

    Got it before the explanation. One thing Charlie could do is to kill his wife, chop her up in small pieces, go to the zoo and feed the lions and then call the police and tell them anxiously and ruefully his wife is not back home from visiting her dear mother.
    More seriously, in this case wouldn’t you say also that Charlie is ‘at a crossroads’ rather than ‘on the fence’. More, being ‘at a crossroads’ is more comfortable and less painful than to be stuck between ‘a rock and a hard place’ (Oh God!!!)

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