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something is better than nothing

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  • something is better than nothing — Similar in sentiment to half a loaf is better than no bread. Cf. early 15th cent. Fr. mieulx vault aucun bien que neant, something is better than nothing. 1546 J. HEYWOOD Dialogue of Proverbs I. ix. D1 And by this prouerbe appereth this o [one]… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • be better than nothing — spoken phrase used for saying that something is not exactly what you wanted or needed but is more useful than having nothing at all It doesn’t quite fit, but it’s better than nothing. Thesaurus: partly good and partly badsynonym Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • be better than nothing — spoken used for saying that something is not exactly what you wanted or needed but is more useful than having nothing at all It doesn t quite fit, but it s better than nothing …   English dictionary

  • better than a kick in the teeth — If something is better than a kick in the teeth, it isn t very good, but it is better than nothing …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • better than a stick in the eye — If something is better than a stick in the eye, it isn t very good, but it is better than nothing …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • better than a stick in the eye —    If something is better than a stick in the eye, it isn t very good, but it is better than nothing.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • half a loaf is better than no bread — Similar in sense to something is better than nothing. 1546 J. HEYWOOD Dialogue of Proverbs I. xi. D4v Throwe no gyft agayne at the giuers head, For better is halfe a lofe then no bread. 1636 W. CAMDEN Remains concerning Britain (ed. 5) 297 Halfe… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • half a loaf is better than no bread — half a ˌloaf is better than no ˈbread idiom (saying) you should be grateful for sth, even if it is not as good, much, etc. as you really wanted; something is better than nothing Main entry: ↑halfidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • Half a loaf is better than none. — something that you say which means it is better to take what you are offered, even if it is less than you wanted, because it is better than nothing. I only got half the salary rise I asked for, but I took it anyway on the grounds that half a loaf …   New idioms dictionary

  • No Better Than This — Studio album by John Mellencamp Released August 17, 2010 …   Wikipedia

  • nothing — [[t]nʌ̱θɪŋ[/t]] ♦ nothings 1) PRON INDEF NEG Nothing means not a single thing, or not a single part of something. I ve done nothing much since coffee time... Mr Pearson said he knew nothing of his wife s daytime habits... He was dressed in jeans… …   English dictionary

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