Definition of “necessity is the mother of invention” - English Dictionary

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“necessity is the mother of invention” in British English

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necessity is the mother of invention

saying

an expression that means that if you really need to do something, you will think of a way of doing it

(Definition of “necessity is the mother of invention” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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