I’ve always liked this expression because it graphically describes various situations we all experience, in which there are several possibilities, but they are all bad. Here is what Wiki says: “A dilemma (Greek: δί-λημμα “double proposition”) is a problem offering two possibilities, neither of which is practically acceptable. One in this position has been traditionally described as “being on the horns of a dilemma”, neither horn being comfortable. This is sometimes more colorfully described as “Finding oneself impaled upon the horns of a dilemma”, referring to the sharp points of a bull’s horns, equally uncomfortable (and dangerous).” My interpretation suggests that no matter how bad the situation, it could get even worse. - Michael Lipsey

I’ve always liked this expression because it graphically describes various situations we all experience, in which there are several possibilities, but they are all bad. Here is what Wiki says: “A dilemma (Greek: δί-λημμα “double proposition”) is a problem offering two possibilities, neither of which is practically acceptable. One in this position has been traditionally described as “being on the horns of a dilemma”, neither horn being comfortable. This is sometimes more colorfully described as “Finding oneself impaled upon the horns of a dilemma”, referring to the sharp points of a bull’s horns, equally uncomfortable (and dangerous).” My interpretation suggests that no matter how bad the situation, it could get even worse. - Michael Lipsey