any\ port\ in\ a\ storm


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. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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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 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. — 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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