to fall between two stools

Posted by Psi on February 26, 2002

In Reply to: To fall between two stools posted by Mina on February 24, 2002

: How about this phrase? is there another idiom that has the same meaning.
: Thanks in advance.

It's probably an apocryphal story, but it amused me...

When Winston Churchill was learning to fly there was a mixup between him and his instructor as to who was actually handling the controls, and the aeroplane started to plummet. He described it as "stalling between two fools".