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Hobson's choice

noun [U] uk   /ˌhɒb.sənzˈtʃɔɪs/  us   /ˌhɑːb-/
a situation in which it seems that you can choose between different things or actions, but there is really only one thing that you can take or do: It's a case of Hobson's choice, because if I don't agree to their terms, I'll lose my job.
Translations of “Hobson's choice”
in Chinese (Traditional) 別無選擇的局面…
in Chinese (Simplified) 别无选择的局面…
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