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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Frying-pan.
 
Out of the frying-pan into the fire. In trying to extricate yourself from one evil, you fell into a greater. The Greeks used to say, “Out of the smoke into the flame;” and the French say, “Tombre de la poële dans la braise.   1
 


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