beggars can't be choosers

Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of beggars can't be choosers

used to say that people who need something should be satisfied with what they get even if it is not exactly what they wanted

Word by Word Definitions

beggar play beggars
  1. : one that begs (see 1beg 1)

  2. : pauper

  3. : fellow

  1. : to reduce to poverty or the practice of asking for charity : to reduce to beggary

  2. : to exceed the resources or abilities of : defy

can't play
  1. : can not

choose play choosers
  1. : to select freely and after consideration

  2. : to decide on especially by vote : elect

  3. : to have a preference for


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