Russian proverb of the week

На безрыбье и рак – рыба

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With accent marks:

На безры́бье и рак – ры́ба.

Translation:

Where there is no fish even a crayfish is a fish.

Meaning:

If there is nothing better, what is there will do. It is said when one has to be content with something that would have never chosen if there was other choice.

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