if you can't beat 'em(redirected from if you cant beat em)
if you can't beat 'em
If you can't defeat your opponent, then you might as well work alongside them or do what they do. A shortening of the phrase "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em." A: "I thought you said you'd never join social media." B: "Yeah, but everybody else has, so if you can't beat 'em."
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- you can run, but you can't hide
- you can't run with the hare and hunt with the hounds
- have (one's) bread buttered on both sides
- have your bread buttered on both sides
- can't do anything with
- can't do anything with (someone or something)
- can't have it both ways
- you, etc. can't have it both ways
- yellow dog
- get (someone or something) out of (one's) mind