Definition of out of the frying pan into the fire in English:

out of the frying pan into the fire

phrase

  • From a bad situation to one that is worse.

    ‘he may find himself jumping out of the frying pan into the fire’
    • ‘And try and contact me one more time, you'll be out of the frying pan into the fire.’
    • ‘Yes, yes I know; out of the frying pan into the fire but that's another story.’
    • ‘If the government accepts his new proposal, the nation will be jumping out of the frying pan into the fire.’
    • ‘The move was supported by FitzGerald, but it was a case of out of the frying pan into the fire.’
    • ‘In other words, you were out of the frying pan into the fire.’
    • ‘‘When Middlesbrough beat us 2-0 (in October) they went second in the league and look where they are now,’ Allardyce pointed out, suggesting that Ricketts may have jumped out of the frying pan into the fire.’
    • ‘A problem which has been addressed and solved by States or some of the States by the States' scheme of partial commutation which, on your argument, puts the legislation out of the frying pan into the fire.’
    • ‘The islanders must be wondering if they have jumped out of the frying pan into the fire.’