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English definition of “if you can't beat 'em, join 'em”

if you can't beat 'em, join 'em

informal saying
said when you accept that you cannot be as successful as someone else without doing what they do, although you do not approve of or agree with itAdapting and modifying ChangingAdapting and attuning to something
(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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