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Notes from an impromptu lunchtime brainstorm, rendered in blank verse

Between the devil and the deep blue sea

does it mean the same thing as

Between a rock and a hard place

is the Spanish equivalent

Entre la espada y la pared

Entre dos fuegos?

zwischen Baum und Borke

so how would you translate

Entre Pinto y Valdemoro?

To be in two minds?

Avoir le cul entre deux chaises?

that is the inverse of

To sit on the fence [laughter]

that would be

Ménager la chèvre et le chou

would the Spanish be

No se moja?

it is more colloquial

do you remember what Aneurin Bevan said?

We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road:

they get run over.

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