damned if one does and damned if one doesn't

A dilemma where either choice results in a negative outcome.

If John leaves for New York to follow his career, his father will disinherit him. Hes damned if he does and damned if he doesnt.


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  • damned if one does, damned if one doesn't — {adj. phr.} No matter what one does, someone is likely to criticize one. * /No matter what decisions I make, there are always some people who will approve them and those who won t. It is a classical case of damned if I do, damned if I don t. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

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