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"
(lit. - the hands are itching) fingers itch У меня руки чешутся = I can't wait, I anticipate something.
describes something unnecessary, needless, useless (≈ somebody needs it like a fish needs a bicycle)
hotchpotch, hodgepodge, a mix of something
wacko, crazy (lit. with a hello)
to expose, to unmask
to make up out of whole cloth, to fabricate, to concoct
I have no idea, I haven't the slightest idea, I'm at my wits end