Between the Devil and the deep blue sea.
Posted by James Briggs on August 30, 2002
In Reply to: Between the Devil and the deep blue sea. posted by Paul Williamson on August 30, 2002
: The devil referred to part of a saling ships bottom & during the punishment of being keel hauled it was said that the unfortunate sailor was BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA.
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