a drowning man will grasp at a straw(redirected from drowning men will grasp at straws)
a drowning man will grasp at a straw
proverb Someone who is desperate enough will try anything to help their situation, even if it is really of no help at all. A: "I heard Jared is going to a psychic to help him figure out how to salvage his marriage." B: "Wow. A drowning man will grasp at a straw, huh?"
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