any port in a storm

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Definition of any port in a storm

used to say that a person will use anyone or anything for comfort, help, etc., when in a bad situation"I know she's lonely, but I can't believe she's going out with that guy." "Well, you know what they say: any port in a storm."

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“Any port in a storm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/any%20port%20in%20a%20storm. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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