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English definition of “Hobson's choice”

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.Difficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
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