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English definition of “beg, borrow, or steal”

beg, borrow, or steal

to do whatever is necessary to get something: I'm going to get a dress for the ball, whether I have to beg, borrow, or steal one.Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
(Definition of beg, borrow, or steal from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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