Meaning of “beggars can't be choosers” in the English Dictionary

british dictionary

"beggars can't be choosers" in British English

See all translations

beggars can't be choosers


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.

(Definition of “beggars can't be choosers” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Need a translator?

Translator tool

Get a quick, free translation!