pick/choose your poison

idiom

used to say that someone has to make a choice between two unpleasant choices
Hiring a carpenter is expensive and doing it yourself is slow. Pick/Choose your poison.

Examples of pick/choose your poison in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the left, Trump versus DeSantis is the ultimate version of political pick your poison. Alex Thomas, The New Republic, 28 Sep. 2022 What to drink: Drinks are modeled after plane tickets, both conceptually and in execution: Choose a flight path and pick your poison: Each cocktail’s ingredients are derived from both locations. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, 26 Jan. 2023 That includes dry air (pick your poison between central heating and the frigid, parched outdoors), extreme cold, and windy or stormy weather. Colleen Stinchcombe, SELF, 13 Jan. 2023 So, pick your poison, enjoy and don't forget to double check your locks. Chaise Sanders, Country Living, 7 Oct. 2022 Leather, denim, reflective, furry—pick your poison. Meg Donohue, ELLE, 23 Sep. 2022 But feel free to pick and choose your poison by following the Tribune’s summaries and reviews of each below. Kori Rumore, Chicago Tribune, 13 Oct. 2022 Check out some of the best options for maternity Halloween costumes and pick your poison for the spookiest night of the year. Dory Zayas, Glamour, 12 Oct. 2022

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“Pick/choose your poison.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pick%2Fchoose%20your%20poison. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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