any port in a storm

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any port in a storm

  1. (idiomatic) An unfavourable option which might well be avoided in good times but which nevertheless looks better than the alternatives at the current time.
    • 2008 December 28, Jon Henderson, “Kinnear: A man you can swear by”, The Observer:
      He wasn't the most popular appointment, but I think the phrase 'any port in a storm' came to mind when we were getting turned down by everyone.