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double bind

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdouble bindˌdouble ˈbind noun [countable usually singular]  BADa situation in which any choice you make will have bad results
Examples from the Corpus
double bindUsed together these two strategies comprise that peculiar language game known as a double bind.This is not necessarily liberating: it may just be a double bind.But now division heads are in a double bind.Thus is the reporter put in a classic double bind.Exactly the same double bind is encountered in any theorization of racial difference.A former book dealer, he remains seduced by the double bind of academic arcana and financial chicanery.Hence the double bind attached to being appropriately feminine rears its ugly head again.
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