Meaning of “beg, borrow, or steal” in the English Dictionary

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"beg, borrow, or steal" in British English

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beg, borrow, or steal

to do whatever is necessary to get something:

I'm going to get a dress for the prom, whether I have to beg, borrow, or steal one.

(Definition of “beg, borrow, or steal” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)