necessity is the mother of invention

idiom

used to say that new ways to do things are found or created when there is a strong and special need for them

Dictionary Entries Near necessity is the mother of invention

necessity

necessity is the mother of invention

necessity of life

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“Necessity is the mother of invention.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/necessity%20is%20the%20mother%20of%20invention. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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