Horns of a dilemma

Also found in: Idioms.
alternatives, each of which is equally difficult of encountering.

See also: Dilemma

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The Fed could be caught on the horns of a dilemma however, if the tariffs boost prices such that policymakers have to weigh rising inflation with slowing growth.
It seems that you are, once again, on the horns of a dilemma -- this time over whether to send your colt Cracksman for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly a fortnight tomorrow.
In his new book, Horns of a Dilemma: Coping with Politics at the University of Texas, Kenneth Ashworth chronicles the era of controversial UT System Board of Regents Chairman Frank Erwin, of which he says there are echoes today.
HORNS OF A DILEMMA Alnwick auctioneer Jim Railton was given the go-ahead by Defra to sell the stuffed rhino''s head which fetched pounds 35,000
SPAIN'S matadors are in town and Scotland boss Craig Levein finds himself on the horns of a dilemma.
HORNS OF A DILEMMA: The bullfighting debate in Catalonia was heated
The contradiction between Ahly's African fixture and Egypt's friendly game, which is not included in FIFA's international match calendar, left the EFA on the horns of a dilemma.
The Government was on the horns of a dilemma today over new rules for adoption agencies.