If you can't beat 'em,!

If you can't beat 'em, (join 'em)!

something that you say when you decide to do something bad because other people are getting an advantage from doing it and you cannot stop them. If everyone else is making a bit of money out of it I will too. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em, is what I say.
See beat the daylights out of, flog a dead horse, flog to death, bang the drum, without missing a beat, beat swords into ploughshares, beat the tar out of
See also: beat, if
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