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左右为难

zuǒ yòu wéi nán

Literal Meaning 字面意思

Left and right there are difficulties

Definition 定义

Caught in a dilemma; in an awkward predicament

Similar English Idioms 相似英文习语

Between a rock and a hard place; caught between Scylla and Charybdis; caught between the devil and the deep blue sea; cornered; in a tight spot

Example 例句

防弹少年团和 Black Pink 的演唱会办在同一天的同一个时段,让我的韩流铁粉阿姨感到左右为难,不管选哪一团都会觉得背叛了另一团。 The BTS and the Black Pink concert are both happening at the same time—it's a real dilemma for my K-pop-crazy auntie as she can't choose one without feeling like she's betraying the other!

Similar 相似词

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