by Prakshi Goel (St.Mark's Senior Secondary Public School) - New Delhi , India
This is a proverb with Nautical origin, associated with sea. It means that in difficulty, you may see yourself faced with two dangerous alternatives. Originally it was phrased as "Between the devil and the blue deep sea".
It's often said when a person ends up in a difficult situation wherein he has no option than the two difficult ones, that is, devil or the deep sea.
I like this proverb. I can very well relate it to me as sometimes I also land up in this type of situation wherein I also don't know what to opt for.