A drowning man will clutch at a straw

A drowning man will clutch at a straw.

Prov. When you are desperate, you will look for anything that might help you, even if it cannot help you very much. Scott thinks this faith healer will cure his baldness. A drowning man will clutch at a straw.
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SIR - A drowning man will clutch at a straw is an apt proverb that represents the power brokers at the helm of the so-called Gang of Six.