beggars can't be choosers Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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beggars can't be choosers

saying said when you ​recognize that you must ​accept an ​offer or a ​situation because it is the only one ​available to you: I would have ​preferred a ​house of my own ​rather than ​sharing, but ​beggars can't be choosers, I ​suppose.
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