12. Path of least resistance
To take the path of least resistance, this is a scientific phrase is used to describe the decision that will be the easiest to carry out and have the least amount of opposition.
To take the path of least resistance是一个科学短语，用来描述最容易实施和阻力最小的决定。
I chose to take the path of least resistance during my career.
13. Spoilt for choice
A spoilt person has more than what they need, therefore to be spoilt for choice is to imply that you have many good decisions available to you.
There were so many desserts at the restaurant that I was spoilt for choice.
14. Stuck between a rock and a hard place
Have you ever found yourself in a challenging position and you didn’t know what to do, then you are stuck between a rock and a hard place!
When I was made redundant at work, I found myself between a rock and a hard place. I was too old to get another job, but I had to work because I had no savings.
15. The lesser of two evils
When deciding between two things and both options are not very good, (or evil we could say), then you would most likely choose the least negative option, therefore the lesser of two evils.
I decided to fly rather than go by ship; it was the lesser of two evils.
16. The luck of the draw
This idiom refers to a type of lottery or game, where winners are selected by chance. We use this phrase when speaking about something that has happened outside of our control.
It was the luck of the draw when they gave me free tickets to the concert.
17. The point of no return
A figurative point in time where reversing or undoing an action cannot be made. To pass the point of no return means that person is committed to the course of action that he or she is taking.
The contracts are signed now; we have passed the point of no return.
18. Plan B
When your first option fails then Plan B is the backup option.
If the restaurant isn’t open, then we will go to plan B.
19. Torn between
If you have a decision to make that is difficult to make because both options are appealing, then you are torn between them.
I am torn between visiting my family or going away with my friends.
In many sports, a toss-up decides who will begin the game. As a coin is thrown into the air, one team will choose Heads or Tails. Heads and Tails are assigned to the coin based on the picture on each side of the coin.
Depending on the side of the coin facing up when it lands will determine who wins the toss.
As an idiom, toss-up refers to deciding something based on an even chance; there is no advantage of one thing over the other.
We couldn’t decide which movie to see; it was a toss-up.
21. Up the creek
To be in serious trouble and without any solution or alternatives.
When the car broke down, we were really up the creek.
22. Weigh the pros and cons
Just like weighing something, this expression refers to weighing up the benefits and the disadvantages of a decision and deciding which is better.
Before you decide which University you want to attend, please weigh up the pros and cons of each of them.
Since idioms exist based on their usage, (how often different people use the same words), some of these idioms are more commonly heard in one place than another. Do you know of any other idioms relating to choices, options or alternatives?
习语是基于习惯用法而存在（不同的人使用相同的单词的频率），所以这些习语在一个地方比另一个地方更普遍。 你是否知道有关choices, options 或者 alternatives其他习语呢？