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English definition of “clutch/grasp at straws”

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clutch/grasp at straws

to be willing to try anything to improve a difficult or unsatisfactory situation, even if it has little chance of success: She offered to take a pay cut to keep her job, but she was just clutching at straws.
Translations of “clutch/grasp at straws”
in Chinese (Traditional) (為擺脫困境)抓救命稻草,不放過任何微小的機會…
in Chinese (Simplified) (为摆脱困境)抓救命稻草,不放过任何微小的机会…
(Definition of clutch/grasp at straws from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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