Needs must when the devil drives

Needs must when the devil drives

Desperation will drive those in need to disregard legal or moral codes to obtain what they require. Things got so bad at one point that she held up a convenience store at gunpoint to sustain her addiction. Needs must when the devil drives.
See also: devil, drive, must, needs
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

Needs must when the devil drives.

Prov. When you are desperate, you must do things you ordinarily would not do. We're going to have to get an enormous loan to pay for your mother's surgery. I hate to go into debt, but needs must when the devil drives.
See also: devil, drive, must, needs
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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