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beg, borrow, or steal

To acquire or accomplish something by any means necessary or available. I don't care if you have to beg, borrow, or steal to get it, I want that car and I want it now! I'm in such a jam, I can't even beg, borrow, or steal the money I need to pay my rent this month.
See also: steal

beg, borrow, or steal

Obtain by any possible means, as in You couldn't beg, borrow, or steal tickets to the Olympics. This term is often used in the negative, to describe something that cannot be obtained; Chaucer used it in The Tale of the Man of Law. [Late 1300s]
See also: steal

ˌbeg, ˌborrow or ˈsteal

(also ˌbeg, ˌsteal or ˈborrow) obtain something any way you can: We’ll have to beg, steal or borrow enough money to pay the fines.
See also: borrow, steal
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In a scathing letter to Minister for Health Mary Harney, University Hospital Galway consultant Peter Gormley said: "In the interest of the child I have recommended the parents beg, borrow or steal enough money to buy two hearing aids so that her language development does not suffer.
She was inspired by the American website Bag, Borrow or Steal, an internet site which introduced the idea of renting designer bags over there (it was even featured in Sex and the City: The Movie.
Beg, Borrow Or Steal will air at 6pm every week night for six weeks in the new year.
But if they don't know the answer they can beg, borrow or steal it from their rivals.