beggars can't be choosers

Definition of beggars can't be choosers

  1. —The saying beggars can't be choosers means that people who need something must be satisfied with whatever they get even if it is not exactly what they wanted.

Word by Word Definitions

beggarplay beggars
  1. :  one that begs (see 1beg 1)

    :  a person who lives by asking for gifts

    :  pauper

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

    :  to exceed the resources or abilities of :  defy

can'tplay
  1. :  can not


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