Discussion in 'English Only' started by learnanglo, Nov 12, 2006.
Something is better than nothing.
Does this sentence make sense?
Thank you in advance.
Sure. It not only makes sense, it's a common saying, at least in AE.
Edit: A variation of the phrase is, "you can't beat something with nothing."
Thanks a lot.
It does make sense. It's kinda the same as "It's better to have love and lost to never have loved at all. Or so I've heard.
It's a trite phrase that someone might say when someone else got less than he wanted or expected. Here's an example.
PERSON A: "I'm so angry! My boss gave me a raise of ten cents per hour."
PERSON B: "Isn't a raise a good thing."
PERSON A: "I was expect a raise of a dollar an hour."
PERSON B: "Well, something is better than nothing."
Half a loaf is better than no bread.
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