Out of the frying pan, into the fire
Going from a bad situation to one that is even worse.
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Idioms and Phrases with Out of the frying pan, into the fire
From a bad situation to one that is much worse. For example, After Karen quit the first law firm she went to one with even longer hours—out of the frying pan into the fire. This expression, a proverb in many languages, was first recorded in English in 1528.