frying pan

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frying pan noun
plural frying pans
frying pan
noun
plural frying pans
Learner's definition of FRYING PAN
[count]
: a metal pan that has a long handle and is used for frying
called also (chiefly US) skillet
see picture at kitchen

from/out of the frying pan (and) into the fire

◊ If you have gone or jumped from or out of the frying pan (and) into the fire, you have gone from a bad situation or problem to a worse one.
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