How to read (transcription):
[na beez-RYB'-ye ee rak RY-ba]
beggars can’t be choosers;
in a pinch anything will do;
any port in a storm
(lit. – when no fish even a crayfish is a fish)
More from "Russian idioms"
by the sweat of one's brow
lit: to wipe one's nose to prove a superiority, to win a victory over someone
I have no idea, I haven't the slightest idea, I'm at my wits end
even half a year haven't passed yet (since you started doing something and finally finished)
~ there's many a slip between the cup and the lip (idiomatic expression, lit. - the grandmother told in two)
lit: cockroaches in the head We say that everyone has his own cockroaches in the head. The more cockroaches there is, the more strange the person is.
to feel one's mouth watering, to get ready to grab, to think that something is up for grabs (lit: to roll out / roll up the lip)
approximately: you are good only when sent to call the death (i.e. it takes you too long to do things, ~ I could grow old)