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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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