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進退兩難

ChineseEdit

to be in a dilemma or quandary; to face a difficult choice
trad. (進退兩難) 進退 兩難
simp. (进退两难) 进退 两难

EtymologyEdit

From (jìn, to proceed) + 退 (tuì, to retreat) + (liǎng, both) + (nán, to be difficult).

PronunciationEdit


IdiomEdit

進退兩難

  1. between a rock and a hard place
  2. in a bind; in a pickle
  3. describes an awkward situation where one does not know what to do

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