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Now the VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories.

Making choices is necessary, but not always easy. Many of our expressions tell about this difficulty. One of these expressions is Hubson's choice. It often is used to describe a difficult choice. But that is not what it really means. Its real meaning is to have no choice at all.

The Hubson in the expression was Thomas Hubson. Mr. Hubson owned a stable of horses in Cambridge England. Mr. Hubson often rended horses to the students at Cambridge University. But he did not really trust them to take good care of the horses. So he had a rule that prevented the students from riding his best horses. They could take the horse that was nearest the stabled hall, or they could not take any horse at all. Thus, a Hubsan's choice was really no choice.

Another expression were having no real choice is between a rock and a hard place. It is often used to describe a difficult situation with few choices. None of them good. For example, your boss may ask you to work late, but you have plans to go to a movie with your girl friend. If you refuse to work, your boss gets angry. But you do not go to the movies with your girlfriend, she gets angry. So what do you do? You are caught between a rock and a hard place.

Another expression between the devil and the deep blue sea also give a choice between 2 equally dangerous things. Its meaning seems clear. You can choose the devil and his burning fires of hell or you can choose to drawn into the sea. Some word experts say the expression comes from the death of wooden ships. The devil is a word for a scene between two pieces of wood along the water line of a ship. If the scene or crack betweent the two pieces of wood begans to leak then a sailor must fix it. The sailor ought to make the repairs was in a dangerous situations. He was hanging over the site of the ship working between the devil and the deep blue sea.

There is still another expression with only bad choices. Been on the horns of a di*. The dictionary says a di* is a situation in which you must make a decision about 2 equally balanced choiced. When your di* has horns, a choice becomes impossible. When you are on the horns of a di*, no matter which horn you choose, something bad will happen.

This VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories was written by Ma* Christana. Morris Joys was the nary here. I'm Sh* Griffic.
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Now the VOA Special English program Words and their Stories.

Making choices is necessary, but not always easy. Many of our expressions tell about this difficulty.

One of these expressions is Hobson’s choice. It often is used to describe a difficult choice. But that is not what it really means. Its real meaning is to have no choice at all. The Hobson in the expression was Thomas Hobson. Mr. Hobson owned a stable of horses in Cambridge England. Mr. Hobson often raised horses to students at Cambridge University. But he did not really trust them to take good care of the horses. So he had a room that prevented the students from riding his best horses. They could take the horse that was nearest the stable door, or they could not take any horse at all. Thus, a Hobson’s choice is really no choice.

Another expression for having no real choice is between a rack and hard place. It is often used to describe a difficult situation with few choices, none of them good. For example, your boss may ask you to work late. But you have plans to go to a movie with your girlfriend. If you leave your work, your boss gets angry. But if you do not go to the movies with your girlfriend, she gets angry. So what do you do? Your are called between a rack and hard place.

Another expression between the devil and the deep blue sea also give you a choice between two equally dangerous things. Its meaning seems clear. You can choose the devil, and he is burning fires of hell, or you can choose to drawn in a sea. Some word experts say the expression comes from the days of wooden ships. The devil is a word for a seam between two pieces of wood along the waterline of a ship. If the seam or crack between the two pieces of wood begins to leak, then a sailor must fix it. The sailor ordered to make the repairs was in a dangerous situation. He was handling over the side of the ship working between the devil and the deep blue sea.

There is still another expression that describes a situation with only bad choices, being on the horns of a dilemma. The dictionary says a dilemma is a situation in which you must make a decision about two equal balanced choices. When your dilemma has horns, the choice becomes impossible. When you are on the horns of a dilemma, no matter which home you choose, something bad will happen.
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Now the VOA Special English program WORDS AND THEIR STORIES.

Making choices is necessary, but not always easy. Many of our expressions tell about this difficulty. One of these expressions is Hubson's choice. It often is used to discribe a difficult choice. That is not what it really means. Its real meaning is to have no choice at all. The Hubson in the expression was Thomas Hubson. Mr. Hubson owned a stable of horses in Cambridge, England. Mr. Hubson often rented horses to the students at Cambridge University. But he did not really trust them to take good care of the horses. So he had a rule that prevented the students from riding his best horses. The could take the horse that was nearest the stable law, or they could not take any horse at all. Thus, a Hubson's choice was really no choice.

Another expression for having no real choice is between a rock and a hard place. It is often used to describe a difficult situation with few choices. None of them good. For example, your boss may ask you to work late, but you have planned to go to a movie with your girlfriend. If you refuse to work, your boss gets angry. But if you do not go to the movies with your girlfriend, she gets angry. So what do you do? You are caught between a rock and a hard place.

Another expression, between the devil and deep blue sea, also give you a choice between two equaly dangerous things. Its meaning things clear, you can choose the devil and his burning fires of Hell, or you can choose to drown in the sea. Some word experts say this expression comes from the Days of Wooden Ships. The devil is a word for a sea between two pieces of wood along the waterland of a ship. If the sea all crack between the two pieces of wood begins to leak, then a sailor must fix it. The sailor ordered to make the repares was in a dangerous situation. He was hanging over the side of the ship, working between the devil and deep blue sea.

There is still another expression that describes a situation with only bad choices. Being on a Horns? of a adilemma. The dictionary says a dilemma is a situation in which you must make a decision about two equaly balanced choices. When you are dilemma as Horns?, the choice becomes impossible. When you are on a Horns? of a dilemma, no matter which Horn? you choose, something bad will happen.

This VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories was written by Marilyn Christina, Morrris Jose with the ? her. I'm S. G.
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Now, the VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories.

Making choices is necessary, but not always easy. Many of our expressions tell about this difficulty. One of these expressions is "Hobson's choice". It often is used to describe a difficult choice. But that is not what it really means. Its real meaning is to have no choice at all.

The Hobson in the expression was Thomas Hobson. Mr. Hobson owned a stable of horses in Cambridge England. Mr. Hobson often rented horses to the students at Cambridge University. But he did not really trust them to take good care of the horses. So he had a rule that prevented the students from riding his best horses. They could take the horse that was nearest the stable door, or they could not take any horse at all. Thus, a Hobsan's choice was really no choice.

Another expression were having no real choice is "between a rock and a hard place". It is often used to describe a difficult situation with few choices. None of them good. For example, your boss may ask you to work late, but you have plans to go to a movie with your girl friend. If you refuse to work, your boss gets angry. But if you do not go to the movies with your girlfriend, she gets angry. So what do you do? You are caught between a rock and a hard place.

Another expression "between the devil and the deep blue sea" also give you a choice between two equally dangerous things. Its meaning seems clear. You can choose the devil and his burning fires of hell or you can choose to drown in the sea. Some word experts say the expression comes from the days of wooden ships. The devil is a word for a scene between two pieces of wood along the waterline of a ship. If the scene or crack betweent the two pieces of wood begins to leak, then a sailor must fix it. The sailor ordered to make the repairs was in a dangerous situation/. He was hanging over the site of the ship, working between the devil and the deep blue sea.

There is still another expression that describes a situation with only bad choices - Being on the horns of a dilemma. The dictionary says a dilemma is a situation in which you must make a decision about two equally balanced choiced. When your dilemma has horns, the choice becomes impossible. When you are on the horns of a dilemma, no matter which horn you choose, something bad will happen.

This VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories was written by Marilyn Rice Christiano. Morris Joys was the narrator . I'm Shirley Griffith.
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Now, the VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories.

Making choices is necessary, but not always easy. Many of our expressions tell about this difficulty. One of these expressions is "Hobson's choice". It often is used to describe a difficult choice. But that is not what it really means. Its real meaning is to have no choice at all.

The Hobson in the expression was Thomas Hobson. Mr. Hobson owned a stable of horses in Cambridge England. Mr. Hobson often rented horses to the students at Cambridge University. But he did not really trust them to take good care of the horses. So he had a rule that prevented the students from riding his best horses. They could take the horse that was nearest the stable door, or they could not take any horse at all. Thus, a Hobsan's choice was really no choice.

Another expression for having no real choice is "between a rock and a hard place". It is often used to describe a difficult situation with few choices. None of them good. For example, your boss may ask you to work late, but you have plans to go to a movie with your girl--friend. If you refuse to work, your boss gets angry. But if you do not go to the movies with your girl--friend, she gets angry. So what do you do? You are caught between a rock and a hard place.

Another expression "between the devil and the deep blue sea" also give you a choice between two equally dangerous things. Its meaning seems clear. You can choose the devil and his burning fires of hell or you can choose to drown in the sea. Some word experts say the expression comes from the days of wooden ships. The devil is a word for a seam between two pieces of wood along the waterline of a ship. If the seam or crack betweent the two pieces of wood begins to leak, then a sailor must fix it. The sailor ordered to make the repairs was in a dangerous situation. He was hanging over the site of the ship, working between the devil and the deep blue sea.

There is still another expression that describes a situation with only bad choices - Being on the horns of a dilemma. The dictionary says a dilemma is a situation in which you must make a decision about two equally balanced choices. When your dilemma has horns, a choice becomes impossible. When you are on the horns of a dilemma, no matter which horn you choose, something bad will happen.

This VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories was written by Marilyn Rice Christiano. Morris Joys was the narrator . I'm Shirley Griffith.

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Now the VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories.

Making choices is necessary, but not always easy. Many of our expressions tell about this difficulty. One of these expressions is Hubson's choice. It often is used to describe a difficult choice. But that is not what it really means. Its real meaning is to have no choice at all.

The Hubson in the expression was Thomas Hubson. Mr. Hubson owned a stable of horses in Cambridge England. Mr. Hubson often rended horses to the students at Cambridge University. But he did not really trust them to take good care of the horses. So he had a rule that prevented the students from riding his best horses. They could take the horse that was nearest the stabled hall, or they could not take any horse at all. Thus, a Hubsan's choice was really no choice.

Another expression were having no real choice is between a rock and a hard place. It is often used to describe a difficult situation with few choices. None of them good. For example, your boss may ask you to work late, but you have plans to go to a movie with your girl friend. If you refuse to work, your boss gets angry. But you do not go to the movies with your girlfriend, she gets angry. So what do you do? You are caught between a rock and a hard place.

Another expression between the devil and the deep blue sea also give a choice between 2 equally dangerous things. Its meaning seems clear. You can choose the devil and his burning fires of hell or you can choose to draw(drawn语法不通) into the sea. Some word experts say the expression comes from the days of wooden ships. The devil is a word for a sceam between two pieces of wood along the water line of a ship. If the sceam or crack betweent the two pieces of wood begans to leak, then a sailor must fix it. The sailor ordered to make the repairs was in a dangerous situation. He was hanging over the site of the ship working between the devil and the deep blue sea.

There is still another expression that descrips a situation with only bad choices. Been on the horns of a di*. The dictionary says a di* is a situation in which you must make a decision about 2 equally balanced choiced. When your di* has horns, a choice becomes impossible. When you are on the horns of a di*, no matter which horn you choose, something bad will happen.

This VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories was written by Marylin Christinana. Morris Joys was the narrater. I'm Showly Griffic.
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Making choices is necessary but not always easy. Many of our expressions tell about these difficulty. One of these expressions is Harpsom's choice. It often is used to describe a diffiuclt choice. But that is not what it really means. Its real meaning it to have no choice at all. The harpsom in its expression was Thomas Harpsom. Mr. Harpsom owned a stable of houses in Cambridge England. Mr. Harpsom often rented houses to the students at Cambridge University. But he did not really trust them to take good care of the houses. So he had a role that prevented the students from renting his best houses. They could the house that was nearest the stable all or they could not take any house at all. Thus, a Harpsom's choice was really no choice. Another expression were having no real choice is between a rock and a hot place. It is often used to describe a difficult situation. With few choices nor of them good. For example, your boss may ask you work late but you have planned to go to a movie with your girlfriend. If you refuse to work to a movie with your girlfriend your boss gets angry. But if your do not go to the movies with your girlfriend she gets angry. So what do you do? You are caught between a rock and a hot place. Another expression between the devil and deep blue sea also give you a choice between two equally dangerous things. Its meaning seems clear you can choose the devil and his burning fire of hell or you can choose to crown on the sea. Some word experts say the expression comes from the days of wooden ships. The devil is a word for a thim between two pieces of wood along the water line of a ship. If the thim or crack between the two pieces of wood began to leak then a sailor must fix it. The sailor ordered to make the repairs was in a dangerous situation. He was hanging over the side of the ship working between the devil and the deep blue sea. There are still another expression that describe a situation with only bad choices. Being on a horns of a dilemma, the dictionary says a dilemma is the situation in which you must make a decision about two equally balanced choices. When you dilemma has horns the choices become impossible. When you are on a horn of dilemma, no matter which horn you cures, something bad will happen.
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Now the VOA Special English Program Words and their stories.

Making choices is necessary, but not always easy. Many of our expressions tell about this difficulty. One of these expressions is Hobson’s choice, it often is used to describe a difficult choice. But that is what it really means, it realy mean it's to have no choice at all. The Hobson in the expression was Thomas Hobson. Mr. Hobson owned a stable of courses in Cambridge England. Mr. Hobson often rented horses to the students at Cambridge university. But he did not really trust them to take good care of the horses. So he had a room that prevented students from riding his best horses. They could take the horse that was nearest the stable door, or they could not take any horse at all. Thus are Hobson choice which really no choice.

Another expression for having no real choise is between a rock and a hard place. It is often used to describe a difficult situation, with few choices, none of them good. For example, your boss may ask you to work late, but you have plans to go to a movie with your girlfriend. If you refused to work, your boss gets angry. But if you do not go to the movies with your girlfriend, she gets angry. So what do you do? You are caught between a rock and a hard place.

Another expression "Between the devil and the deep blue sea" also give you a choice between two equaly dangerous things. Its meaning seems clear, you can choose the devil and his burning fires of hell or you can choose to drown in the sea. Some of the word experts say the expression comes from the days of Woodernships. The devil is a word for a seam between two peices of wood along the water line of a ship. If the seam or crack between the two peices of wood begins to leak, then a sailor must fix them. The sailor ordered to make the repairs was in a dangerous situation. He was hanging all of the side of the ship working between the devil and the deep blue sea.

There is still another expression that describes a situation with only bad choices. Being on the hones of a dilemma. A dictionary says a dilemma is a situation in which you must make a decision about two equally balanced choices. When your dilemma has a hones the choice becomes impossible, when you are on the hones of dilemma, no matter which hone you choose, something bad will happen.

This VOA Special English program Words and their stories was written by Marilyn Rice Christiano,Morris Joys was the narrater. I'm Shirley Griffith.
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Now the VOA Special English Program words and their stories.

Making choices is necessary but not always easy. Many of our expressions tell about this diffculty. One of these expressions is Harbsen's choice. It often is used to describe a difficult choice, but that is not what it really means. Its real meaning is have no choice at all. The Harbsen in the expression was Thomas Harbsen, Mr. Harbson ownd a stable of horses in Cambridge England. Mr. Harbsen often rented horses to the students at the Cambriege University, but he didn't really trust them to take good care of the horses. So he had a rule that prevented the students from riding his best horses. They could take the horse that was nearest the stable door, or they could not take any horse at all. Thus, a Harbsen's choice ia really no choice.

Another expression for having no real choice is between a rock and a hard place. It is often used to descripe difficult situation with few choice, none of them good. For example, your boss may ask you to work late, but you have plans to go to movie with your girlfriend. If you refused to work, your boss get angry. But if you do not go to the movies with your girfriend, she gets angry. So what do you do, you are caught between a rock and a hard place.

Another expression between the devil and the deep blue sea also give you a choice between two equally dangerous things. Its meanings seems clear. You can choose the devil, and he is burning fires of hail. Or you can choose to drown in the sea. Some word experts say this expression comes from the Days of Wooden Ships. The devil is a word for seam between two pieces of wood along the waterland fo a ship. If the seam or crack between the two pieces of wood begins to leak, then a sailor must fix it. The sailor ordered to make the repairs was in a dangerous situation. He was hanging over the site of the ship, working between the devil and teh deep blue sea.

There is still another expression that describe a situation with only bad choices, Being on the horns of a dilemma. The dictionary says a dilemma is a situation in which you must make a decision about two equally balanced choices. When your dilemma has horns, a choice becomes impossilbe. When you are on the horns of dilemma, no matter which horn you choose, something bad will happen.

This VOA Special English Program Words and their Stories was written by Mrilyn Rice Christiano. Morris Joys was the narrator. I'm Shirley Griffith.
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Now the VOA Special English Program, Words and their Stories.
Making choices is necessary, but not always easy. Many of our expressions tell about this difficulty.

One of these expressions is Hapsen’s choice. It often is used to describe a difficult choice. But that is not what really means. Its real meaning is to have no choice at all. The H. in the expression was Thomas H. Mr. H. owned a stable of horses in Cambridge, England. Mr. H. often rented horses to the students at the Cambridge University. But he did not really trust them to take good care of the horses. So he had a rule that prevented the students from riding his best horses. They could take the horse that was nearest the stable door, or they could not take any horse at all. Thus, a H. choice was really no choice.

Another expression for having no real choice is ‘between a rock and a hard place’. It is often used to describe a difficult situation with few choices, none of them good. For example, your boss may ask you to work late, but you have plans to go to a movie with your girlfriend. If you refuse to work, your boss gets angry. But if you do not go to the movies with your girlfriend, she gets angry. So what do you do? You are caught between a rock and a hard place.

Another expression, ‘between the devil and the deep blue sea’ also gives you a choice between two equally dangerous things. Its meaning seems clear. You can choose the devil, and it’s burning fires of hell. Or you can choose to drown in the sea. Some word experts say the expression comes from the days of wooden ships. The devil is a word for a seam between two pieces of wood along the waterline of a ship. If the seam or crack between the two pieces of wood began to leak, then a sailor must fix it. The sailor ordered to make the repairs was in a dangerous situation. He was hanging over the side of the ship, working, between the devil and the deep blue sea.

There is still another expression that describes a situation with only bad choices. Being on the horns of a dilemma. The dictionary says a dilemma is a situation in which you must make a decision about two equally balanced choices. When your dilemma has horns, a choice becomes impossible. When you are on the horns of a dilemma, no matter which horn you choose, something bad will happen.

This VOA Special English Program, Words and their Stories, was written by Ma. K. Mores Joyce was the narrator. I’m S. G.
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Now, the VOA Special English program, Words and Their Stories.
Making a choice is necessary, but not always easy. Many of our expressions tell about this difficulty. One of these expressions is “H* ’s choice ”. Its often is used to difficult choice, but that it not what is really means. Its real meaning is to have no choice at all. The H* in the expression was Tomas H* . Mister H* owned a stable of horses in Cambridge England. Mister H* often rated horses to the students at Cambridge University. But he did not really trust them to take good care of the horses, so he had a rule that prevented the students from riding he best horses, they could take the horses that was nearest the stable at all, or they could not take any horses at all. This are H*’s choice, was really no choice.
Another expression for having no choice is “between rock and hard place ”. It is often used to describe a difficult situation with few choices, none of them good. For example, your boss ask you work late, but you have plans to go to a movie with your girlfriend. If you refuse to work, your boss gets angry, but if you do not go to the movies with your girlfriend, she gets angry. So what do you do? You are cut between rock and hard place.
Another expression “between the devil and the deep blue sea” also gave you a choice between two equally dangerous things. Its meaning seems clear. You can choose the diver and his burning fires of hell, or you can choose to drawn at sea. Some word experts said expression comes from the days of wood ships. The devil is a word for a scene between two pieces of wood along the waterline of against to leak, then sailor must fixed. The sailor order to make the repairs was in a dangerous situation, he was hanging over the side of the ship, working between the devil and deep blue sea.
There is still another expression that describe a situation with only bad choice. “between on a horns of a dilemma”. A dictionary says a dilemma is a equally balanced choices. When you are dilemma has horns, the choice become impossible, when you are horns of dilemma, no matter which horn you choose, something bad will be happen.
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Now the VOA Special English Program, Words and their Stories.

Making choices is necessary, but not always easy. Many of our expressions tell about this difficulty.One of these expressions is H's choice. It often is used to describe a difficult choice. But that is not what really means. Its real meaning is to have no choice at all.

The H is in the expression was Thomas H. Mr.H. owned a stable of horses in Cambridge,England.Mr.H often rented horses to the students at Cambridge's university. But he did not really trust them to take good care of the horses.So he had rule that prevented the students from renting his best horses.They could take the horses that was neareat the stable door.Or they could not take any horse at all.Thus a H's choice was really no choice.

Another expression were having no real choice.It's between a rock and hard place.It is often used to describ the situation with few choices,none of them good.For example,your boss may ask you to work later but you have planned to go to the movie with your girlfriend.If you refuse to work,your boss gets angry.But if you do not go to the movie with your girlfriend.She gets angry.So what do you do?You are caught between the rock and hard place.

Another expression,"between the devil and deep blue sea. " also give you a choice between two equally dangerous things.Its meaning seems clear ,you can choose the devil and its burning fires of hell.Or you can choose to drop in the sea.Some word experts say the expression comes from the days of wooden shops.The devil is a word for a sin between two pieces of wood along the water line of a ship.If seam or crack between the two pieces of wood,began to link,then the sailor must fix it. The sailor ordered to make repairs was in dangerous stiuation.He was hanging over the sider of ship working between the devil and deep blue sea.

There's still another expression that describe a stiuation with only bad choices:"Being on the horns of a dilemma".The dictionary says , a dilemma is a situation in which you must make a decision about two equally balance choices.When your dilemma has horns the choice became impossible.When you are owns on horns of the dilemma .No matter which horns you choice ,something better will happen.

This VOA Special English Program Words and their Stories was written by Mrilyn Rice Christiano. Morris Joys was the narrator. I'm Shirley Griffith.


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Now the VOA Special English program Words and their Stories.

Making choices is necessary, but not always easy. Many of our expressions tell about this difficulty.

One of these expressions is Hobson’s choice. It often is used to describe a difficult choice. But that is not what it really means. Its real meaning is to have no choice at all. The Hobson in the expression was Thomas Hobson. Mr. Hobson owned a stable of horses in Cambridge England. Mr. Hobson often rented horses to students at Cambridge University. But he did not really trust them to take good care of the horses. So he had a rule that prevented the students from riding his best horses. They could take the horse that was nearest the stable door, or they could not take any horse at all. Thus, a Hobson’s choice is really no choice.

Another expression for having no real choice is between a rock and hard place. It is often used to describe a difficult situation with few choices, none of them good. For example, your boss may ask you to work late. But you have plans to go to a movie with your girlfriend. If you leave your work, your boss gets angry. But if you do not go to the movies with your girlfriend, she gets angry. So what do you do? Your are called between a rock and hard place.

Another expression between the devil and the deep blue sea also give you a choice between two equally dangerous things. Its meaning seems clear. You can choose the devil, and he is burning fires of hell, or you can choose to drawn in a sea. Some word experts say the expression comes from the days of wooden ships. The devil is a word for a seam between two pieces of wood along the waterline of a ship. If the seam or crack between the two pieces of wood begins to leak, then a sailor must fix it. The sailor ordered to make the repairs was in a dangerous situation. He was hanging over the side of the ship working between the devil and the deep blue sea.

There is still another expression that describes a situation with only bad choices, being on the horns of a dilemma. The dictionary says a dilemma is a situation in which you must make a decision about two equally balanced choices. When your dilemma has horns, the choice becomes impossible. When you are on the horns of a dilemma, no matter which horn you choose, something bad will happen.
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Now the VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories.

Making choices is necessary, but not always easy. Many of our expressions tell about this difficulty. One of these expressions is H. choice, it often is used to describe a difficult choice, but that is not what it really means. Its real meaning is to have no choice at all.

The H. in the expression was Thomas H. Mr H. owned a stable of houses in Cambridge, England. Mr H. often rented horses to the students at Cambridge University, but he did not really trust them to take good care of the horses. So he had a rule that prevented the students from / his best houses. they could take the horse that was nearest the stable door, or they could not take any horse at all. Thus, a H.'s choice was really no choice.

Another expression /(发音像were) having no real choice is between a rock and a hard place. it is often used to describe the difficult situation with few choices. None of them good. For example, your boss may ask you to work late, but you have plans to go to a movie with your girl friend. If you refuse to work, your boss gets angry, but if you do not go to the movies with your girlfriend, she gets angry. So what do you do? You are called(?) between a rock and a hard place.

Another expression between the devil and deep blue sea also give you a choice between two equally dangerous things. it's meaning seems clear, you can choose the devil and his burning fires of hell. or you can choose to drown in the sea. Some word experts say this expression comes from the days of wooden ships. The devil is a word for a same(?) between two pieces of wood along the waterline of a ship. if the / or crack between the two pieces of wood begins to leak, then a sailor must fix it. the sailor order to make the repairs was in a dangerous situation. he was hunging over the / ship, working between the devil and deep blue sea.

There is still another expression that describes a situation with only bad choices. Being on horns of dilemma, the dictonary says a dilemma is a situation in which you must make a decision about two equally balanced choices. When your delimma has horns, a choice becomes impossible. When you are on horns of a delimma, no matter which horn you choose, something bad will happen.

This VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories was written by Marilyn C. Morris J. was /. I'm Shirley /.
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