cannot choose but


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cannot choose but

A phrase used when one feels very strongly compelled to do something. We cannot choose but intervene here, before you throw your life away on drugs! My mom can't choose but meddle in my love life, even though I'm 30 years old!
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cannot choose but

Can only do; cannot do otherwise: We cannot choose but to observe the rules.
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