fall between two stools

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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • /ˈfɑːl bɪ.ˈtwiːn ˈtuː ˈstuːlz/
    • /fɔːl bɪ.ˈtwiːn ˈtuː stuːlz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ˈfɑːl bɪ.ˈtwiːn ˈtuː ˈstuːlz/

Definitions of fall between two stools words

  • phrase fall between two stools If someone has fallen between two stools, they are unable to decide which of two courses of action to take and as a result they have not done either of them successfully. 0
  • noun fall between two stools to fail through vacillation between two alternatives 0
  • noun fall between two stools to be in an unsatisfactory situation through not belonging to either of two categories or groups 0

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fall between two stools popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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