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EtymologyEdit

Literally, "between the plague and the cholera".

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɑ̃.tʁə la pɛst e l(ə) kɔ.le.ʁa/

Prepositional phraseEdit

entre la peste et le choléra

  1. (figuratively) between the devil and the deep blue sea, between a rock and a hard place

Usage notesEdit

Used with choisir and choix: devoir choisir entre la peste et le choléra, avoir le choix entre la peste et le choléra.