Come between the Devil and the deep blue sea

Hello everybody!

Could you tell me please what this idiom means:

To come between the Devil and the deep blue sea?

Thank you in advance.

PS - does it mean the same as out of the frying pan into the fire does?

Hi Sidle Jinks,

The expression is usually caught between the devil and thedeep blue sea and means to be in an impossible situation in the sense of having only two choices, both of which are unacceptable. Your other expression means to go from one difficult situation into another, which is even worse.


Thank you very much, Alan, for your explanation!