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What is the meaning of the phrase Between Scylla and Charybdis?



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Charybdis was a giant monster, that sucked in water, creating a whirlpool, and Scylla was another monster, whose cave was high on a cliff, that had a small amount of space for a ship to sail through without being killed by Charybdis, though this was just as deadly because Scylla would launch one of her heads down and snatch up sailors, eat them, then go for another.