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Brewer's: Frying-pan

Out of the frying-pan into the fire. In trying to extricate yourself from one evil, you fell into a greater. The Greeks used to say, ?Out of the smoke into the flame;? and the French say, ?Tombre de la pole dans la braise.?

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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