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English definition of “a drowning man will clutch at a straw”

a drowning man will clutch at a straw

saying
said about someone who is in a very difficult situation, and who will take any available opportunity to improve itTaking risksGambling and bookmaking
(Definition of a drowning man will clutch at a straw from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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