Definition of double bind noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


double bind

BrE BrE//ˌdʌbl ˈbaɪnd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʌbl ˈbaɪnd//
[usually singular]
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a situation in which it is difficult to choose what to do because whatever you choose will have negative results
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: double bind