any port in a storm
In an emergency, we will accept help from any source and in any place, even from an unpleasant person.
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.
anyway; anyhow. adverb a northern English dialect word for anyway
any thing whatever; something, no matter what: Do you have anything for a toothache? a thing of any kind. in any degree; to any extent; in any way; at all: Does it taste anything like chocolate? anything but, in no degree or respect; not in the least: The plans were anything but definite. anything goes, […]
at any time; regardless of hour, date, etc.; whenever. invariably; without doubt or exception; always: I can do better than that anytime. Contemporary Examples Is Hillary Clinton going to make a run for the governor of New York anytime soon? November 15, 2009: Top 7 Moments From Sunday Talk The Daily Beast Video November 14, […]
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in any case; anyhow; nonetheless; regardless: Whether you like it or not, I’m going anyway. (used to continue or resume the thread of a story or account): Anyway, we finally found a plumber who could come right over. adverb in any case; at any rate; nevertheless; anyhow in a careless or haphazard manner Usually any […]