any port in a storm

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Any port in a storm definition


In an emergency, we will accept help from any source and in any place, even from an unpleasant person.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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any port in a storm

Any solution to a difficult situation (is better than none), as in John's plan isn't ideal, but any port in a storm. This metaphor was first recorded in 1749.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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