horns of a dilemma

horns of a dilemma  {n. phr.}
Two choices possible in a situation in which neither is wanted. Usually used after "on".
Joe found himself on the horns of a dilemma; if he went to work, he'd miss seeing Mary; if he stayed out, he'd he too broke to take her anywhere.
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