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milli tveggja elda

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the preposition milli (between) + tveggja the genitive plural of tveir (two) + elda the genitive plural of eldur (fire). Literally meaning "between two fires".

AdverbEdit

milli tveggja elda

  1. between the devil and the deep blue sea, between a rock and a hard place
    Ungverjaland var milli tveggja elda í síðari heimsstyrjöldinni.
    Hungary was between the devil and the deep sea in WWII.

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