needs must when the devil drives
/nˈiːdz mˈʌst wɛn ðə dˈɛvəl dɹˈaɪvz/
used to imply that in desperate times, one must take drastic action regardless of how difficult or unpleasant it may be
a drowning man will clutch at a straw
/ɐ dɹˈaʊnɪŋ mˈæn wɪl klˈʌtʃ æɾə stɹˈɔː/
used to suggest that when people are facing a crisis or are in danger, they will try anything to save themselves, even if their efforts are unlikely to succeed
a hungry wolf is fixed to no place
/ɐ hˈʌŋɡɹi wˈʊlf ɪz fˈɪkst tə nˈoʊ plˈeɪs/
used for saying that a desperate person will constantly seek opportunities and resources wherever they can find them in order to meet their needs
any port in a storm
/ˌɛni pˈoːɹt ɪn ɐ stˈoːɹm/
used to imply that in a difficult or dangerous situation, one is willing to accept any help or take any refuge that is available, even if it is not ideal
hunger breaks stone walls
/hˈʌŋɡɚ bɹˈeɪks stˈoʊn wˈɔːlz/
used to imply that when someone is extremely hungry or desperate, they will find a way to satisfy their needs even if it seems impossible
scornful / hungry dogs will eat dirty puddings
/skˈɔːɹnfəl hˈʌŋɡɹi dˈɑːɡz wɪl ˈiːt dˈɜːɾi pˈʊdɪŋz/
used to imply that when people are facing an emergency or a crisis situation, they are willing to do things they would normally consider beneath them or that go against their usual values or beliefs
need makes the old wife trot
/nˈiːd mˌeɪks ðɪ ˈoʊld wˈaɪf tɹˈɑːt/
used to suggest that when people have an important and urgent need, regardless of their age or other limitations, they can find a way to overcome those limitations and work hard to meet that need
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