where there's a will, there's a way


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Where there's a will, there's a way.

Prov. Cliché If you truly want to do something, you will find a way to do it, in spite of obstacles. We'll get this piano up the stairs somehow. Where there's a will, there's a way. I have no doubt that Bob will find a publisher for his novel. Where there's a will, there's a way.
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where there's a will, there's a way

If one really wants to do something, one can. For example, Max has no idea of how to get the money to repair his boat, but where there's a will. This proverb was stated slightly differently in 1640 ( To him that will, ways are not wanting) but has been repeated in its present form since the early 1800s. It is so well known it is often shortened, as in the example.
See also: way
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