out of the frying pan

out of the frying pan
out of the frying pan (into the fire) from a bad situation to an even worse one.

Many kids who run away from unhappy homes discover they've jumped out of the frying pan into the fire when they try to live on their own.

Usage notes: often used with jump, as in the example

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  • out of the frying pan into the fire — Out of one trouble into worse trouble; from something bad to something worse. A proverb. * /The movie cowboy was out of the frying pan into the fire. After he escaped from the robbers, he was captured by Indians./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out of the frying pan into the fire — Out of one trouble into worse trouble; from something bad to something worse. A proverb. * /The movie cowboy was out of the frying pan into the fire. After he escaped from the robbers, he was captured by Indians./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out of the frying pan and into the fire — out of one trouble and into more trouble, from something bad to something worse When he changed jobs he went out of the frying pan and into the fire. His new job is much worse …   Idioms and examples

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