à la guerre comme à la guerre

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally "at war as at war".

Proverb[edit]

à la guerre comme à la guerre

  1. In time of crisis, all means are good for achieving one's goals; roughly all's fair in love and war, or the ends justify the means.
  2. One must make the best of one's situation, or make do with what one has; roughly keep a stiff upper lip, or when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.