on the horns of a dilemma

idiom

: in a situation in which one has to choose between things that are unpleasant or undesirable

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Recent Examples on the Web Russia is on the horns of a dilemma with no easy answer. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 10 Mar. 2023 Still, dealing with reality puts U.S. companies on the horns of a dilemma. Ram Charan, Fortune, 31 May 2022

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“On the horns of a dilemma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20horns%20of%20a%20dilemma. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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