Suppose you want to fix your brother's bicycle, but this time it seems that you cannot do it and at the end of your work, you find that you have caused an extra damage to that bicycle, too! :)

We have an proverb which says:" You wanted to shape/fix someone's eyebrow but you blinded their eye!"

Is there any idiom or proverb that can convey the same connotation?


"Out of the frying pan and into the fire".

The only difference between this and your example is that there is a subtle sense in this idiom that the start and the end are two related-but-different situations, not one situation made worse. For example, it could be used when a prisoner escapes from jail, only to discover that his escape tunnel leads directly to the firing squad's grounds....

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  • +1 ,Interesting! We have a proverb with the same connotation:" out of the pit and into the well" :) , thanks a lot, @Paul Drye – Soudabeh Aug 21 '15 at 18:56
  • +1, but I disagree with your caveat; if you're "in the frying pan", you are already directly above the fire, shielded from it only by a thin piece of metal. "fixing" your problem by removing the frying pan and landing directly in the fire is one situation made worse, not two related-but-different situations. – Hellion Aug 21 '15 at 19:12

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