"Empowering Advanced Learners of English in Business and Academia - TOEFL / ESL / EFL"
An argument or problem falsely presented as having only two positions or solutions when in fact there are many.
Context : Politics
Semantic: argue, fallacy, logic
Usage of “false dilemma”
The prime minister is nuanced in his policies. It is refreshing not to be fed false dilemmas.
Examples of idiom “false dilemma” from Twitter
@notytony Simple. The answer is always a snarky third alternative to a false dilemma. E.g. "Diff btwn Ambassador & FIat?" -> Maruti 800
@mermaidshells Here's that tired canard.You are really boring me.It's a false dilemma.We don't have to choose this or nothing.I do care.
President false dilemma RT @BarackObama: If you agree that the health insurance system is not working for ordinary families, help us fix it