if you can't beat them join them


if you can't beat them join them
if you are unable to defeat them then work with them

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • if you can't beat 'em, join 'em — (also if you can t beat them, join them) INFORMAL ► said when you accept that you cannot be as successful as someone else without doing what they do: »If you can t beat them, join them. Beginning in February the domestic distributor will become… …   Financial and business terms

  • If you can't beat 'em, join 'em! — If you can t beat em, (join em)! informal something that you say when you decide to do something bad because other people are getting an advantage from doing it and you cannot stop them.. If everyone else is making a bit of money out of it I will …   New idioms dictionary

  • if you can't beat 'em join 'em — if you are unable to defeat them then work with them …   English contemporary dictionary

  • if you can’t beat them, join them — Lick is more usual in the US. 1941 Q. REYNOLDS Wounded don’t Cry i. There is an old political adage which says ‘If you can’t lick ’em, jine ‘em’. 1953 P. GALLICO Foolish Immortals xvii. It was vital to him to get the reins back into his own hands …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • if you can't beat them, join them — see ↑beat, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑join * * * if you can t beat them, ˈjoin them idiom (saying) if you cannot defeat sb or be as successful as they are, then it is more sensible to join them in what they are doing and perhaps get some advantage for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • If you can't beat 'em! — If you can t beat em, (join em)! informal something that you say when you decide to do something bad because other people are getting an advantage from doing it and you cannot stop them.. If everyone else is making a bit of money out of it I will …   New idioms dictionary

  • So You Think You Can Dance (season 3) finalists — Contents 1 Jimmy Arguello 2 Kameron Bink 3 Cedric Gardner 4 Anya Garnis 5 Jaimie Goodwin …   Wikipedia

  • beat — beat1 W2S2 [bi:t] v past tense beat past participle beaten [ˈbi:tn] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(competition/election)¦ 2¦(hit)¦ 3¦(hit against)¦ 4¦(do better)¦ 5¦(be better)¦ 6¦(food)¦ 7¦(control/deal with)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • join — 1 /dZOIn/ verb 1 CONNECT a) (T) to connect or fasten things together: Join the two pieces of wood with strong glue. | The hip bone is joined to the thigh bone. b) (I, T) to come together and become connected: Where does the river join the sea? 2… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • beat — 1 verb /bi:t/ past tense beat past participle beaten / bi:tn/ 1 DEFEAT (T) a) to get the most points, votes etc in a game, race, or competition: Brazil were beaten in the final 2 1. | I could always beat my brother at chess. | beat sb hollow… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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