any port in a storm
any port in a storm
Fig. when one is having serious trouble, one must accept any solution, whether one likes the solution or not. •

I don't want to live with my parents, but it's a case of any port in a storm. I can't find an apartment I can afford.

He hates his job, but he can't get another. Any port in a storm, you know.

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Any help is welcome in an emergency. - A proverb. * /The motel we stopped in was nothing to brag about, but we were so exhausted that it was a clear case of any port in a storm./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • any port in a storm — spoken phrase used for saying that you will accept any help or take any opportunity if you are in a bad situation It’s not an ideal solution, but any port in a storm. Thesaurus: ways of solving problemssynonym Main entry: port * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • any port in a storm — Any help is welcome in an emergency. A proverb. * /The motel we stopped in was nothing to brag about, but we were so exhausted that it was a clear case of any port in a storm./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • any port in a storm — ► any port in a storm proverb in difficult circumstances one welcomes any source of relief or escape. Main Entry: ↑port …   English terms dictionary

  • any port in a storm — This means that in an emergency any solution will do, even one that would normally be unacceptable …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • any port in a storm — 1749 J. CLELAND Memoirs of Woman of Pleasure II. 133 It was going by the right door, and knocking desperately at the wrong one... I told him of it: ‘Pooh,’ says he ‘my dear, any port in a storm.’ 1821 SCOTT Pirate I. iv. As the Scotsman’s howf… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • any port in a storm —    This means that in an emergency any solution will do, even one that would normally be unacceptable.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    When you are in difficulty, any port in a storm refers to a solution you accept which in normal… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • any port in a storm — spoken used for saying that you will accept any help or take any opportunity if you are in a bad situation It s not an ideal solution, but any port in a storm …   English dictionary

  • any\ port\ in\ a\ storm — proverb Any help is welcome in an emergency. The motel we stopped in was nothing to brag about, but we were so exhausted that it was a clear case of any port in a storm …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Any port in a storm. — something that you say which means you must accept any help you are offered when you are in a difficult situation, although you may not want to do this. I don t even like him very much, but I had to move out of my flat and he offered me a place… …   New idioms dictionary

  • any port in a storm —  Any refuge will suit in an emergency …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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