Deserving people cannot put forward their choices. You cannot be concerned about the quality or quantity of certain product or service that you cannot buy or get hold of easily.


  • This idiom came into existence in the mid of 15ht century. This was used by elite people to control the demands of lower class, who were being too bold about their requirements. They shunned them by telling them that they belong to lower class and could not make certain choices. They would only get what was meant for them in any condition. In modern context this idiom is often used in a light manner.

I wanted to have a zinger for lunch but my sister told me that beggars could not be choosers, as there was no money and we had to rely on the salad.

Submitted on February 25, 2019


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