Голь на выдумки хитра
With accent marks:
Голь на вы́думки хитра́.
Poor people are inventive.
This Russian proverb notices the fact that poverty and need make a person to look for non-standard, cheap and low-tech ways to achieve the goals that people with money achieve by buying something or hiring someone. The word "голь" comes from "голый" (naked) and here symbolizes the poor.
Other Russian proverbs
Дарёному коню в зубы не смотрят
Do not look at a given horse's teeth.
За двумя зайцами погонишься – ни одного не поймаешь
If you are chasing two hares at once, you won’t catch a single one.
You can't help grief with tears.
Time for business, an hour for fun.
Silent means consent.
There is no smoke without fire.
Where there is no fish even a crayfish is a fish.
Как аукнется, так и откликнется
What goes around comes around.
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