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Caught Between Two Stools


The phrase ‘caught between two stools’ means that a mission or task has not been executed, due to not being able to pick between two options.
Example of use: “This course is too difficult for beginners, but too simple for a  knowledge student. It’s caught between two stools”

Interesting fact

This is a very old phrase. It was first spotted in John Gower's Confessio Amantis, 1390: "Bot it is seid - Betwen tuo Stoles lyth the fal..."