if you can't beat them, join them
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- If your adversaries are stronger than you, it is better to join the adversaries.
if your adversaries are stronger than yourself, it is better to join the adversaries
- Gregory Y. Titelman, Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings, 1996, ISBN 0-679-44554-4, p. 159.