If you can't beat 'em!

If you can't beat 'em!
If you can't beat 'em, (join 'em)! informal something that you say when you decide to do something bad because other people are getting an advantage from doing it and you cannot stop them..

If everyone else is making a bit of money out of it I will too. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em, is what I say.


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