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frying pan

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noun
  1. a shallow, long-handled pan in which food is fried.
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Idioms
  1. out of the frying pan into the fire, free of one predicament but immediately in a worse one.
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Also fry-pan, fry·pan [frahy-pan] /ˈfraɪˌpæn/.

Origin of frying pan

1350–1400; Middle English fryinge panne
Also called skillet.
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British Dictionary definitions for frying pan

frying pan

esp US fry-pan

noun
  1. a long-handled shallow pan used for frying
  2. out of the frying pan into the fire from a bad situation to a worse one
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