take his victories any way he got them

Discussion in 'English Only' started by skimmedlatex, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. skimmedlatex

    skimmedlatex New Member

    Czech
    Hello,
    I'd need an opinion on the meaning of this phrase: "he would take his victories any way he got them".
    Thank you!
     
  2. Florentia52

    Florentia52 Modwoman in the attic

    Wisconsin
    English - United States
    Please tell us where you found this sentence, and in what situation it was used. We'll be happy to help, once we have more information.
     
  3. skimmedlatex

    skimmedlatex New Member

    Czech
    I do apologize!
    Robert Masello: The Romanov Cross
    An expert just agreed to partake in a difficult mission the locutor is organizing. He is happy about it, but how exactly?
     
  4. Florentia52

    Florentia52 Modwoman in the attic

    Wisconsin
    English - United States
    Here is the complete sentence, and some more context:

    "I think maybe," the professor said,"I have done enough in Irkutsk."

    Slater smiled and clenched his fist in triumph.

    "...Maybe we can make some history."

    Although history was the one thing Slater hoped they would not be making -- his most fervent wish was that the mission would prove in the end to have been utterly unnecessary -- he would take his victories any way he got them.
     
  5. skimmedlatex

    skimmedlatex New Member

    Czech
    Thank you, I didn't have the text on me before.
     
  6. Florentia52

    Florentia52 Modwoman in the attic

    Wisconsin
    English - United States
    "He would take his victories any way he got them," in this context, means that he wouldn't complain if the victory turned out to be not exactly as he had hoped. He would accept any victory he could get.
     
  7. skimmedlatex

    skimmedlatex New Member

    Czech
    Thank you very much!
     

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