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Any port in a storm

Meaning: In times of danger, any shelter is better than none. In an emergency, we have to accept whatever solution presents itself (for the time being).

Note: port (noun) = harbour; a place on the coast where ships can find protection from rough seas

Origin: For ships at sea (especially) in older days, a bad storm could be very dangerous, and at such times they had to find shelter in "any port", even one that they would not normally have entered.

Quick Quiz:

If "any port in a storm" is true, then any solution in an emergency
  1. is better than no solution
  2. will lead to more trouble
  3. should be rejected until the right solution can be found

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