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


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

proverb If one is motivated enough to do something, they will find a way to do it. Don't tell me it's impossible. Where there's a will, there's a way. And we're going to find that way. Overcoming this economic recession won't be easy, but where there's a will, there's a way, and we've never backed down from a challenge before.
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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

where there's a will there's a way

determination will overcome any obstacle. proverb
This form of the saying was quoted by William Hazlitt in 1822 , but George Herbert recorded a variant as one of his Outlandish Proverbs in 1640 : To him that will, wais are not wanting .
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where there’s a ˌwill there’s a ˈway

(saying) a person who really wants something very much and is determined to get it will find a way of getting it or doing it: ‘Have you had any luck in contacting Sue?’ ‘Not yet, but where there’s a will there’s a way!’
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