if you can't beat 'em, join 'em Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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if you can't beat 'em, join 'em

informal saying said when you ​accept that you cannot be as ​successful as other ​people without doing what they do, ​even though you do not ​approve of or ​agree with it
(Definition of if you can't beat 'em, join 'em from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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