Meaning of “if you can't beat 'em, join 'em” in the English Dictionary

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"if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" in British English

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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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