when all fruit fails, welcome haws
- Often used specifically of a person who takes of necessity an older or otherwise unsuitable lover.
1721 J. KELLY Scottish Proverbs 350 When all Fruit fa’s welcome ha’s... Spoken when we take up with what’s coarse, when the good is spent.
1914 K. F. PURDON Folk of Furry Farm vii. ‘Lame of a leg, and grey in the head!.. That’s a fancy man for a girl to take!’ ‘Marg was none too young herself..and when all fruit fails, welcome haws! She wanted someone.’
1958 B. BEHAN Borstal Boy III. 266 So even the excommunicated will do, when it’s not easy to get anyone else. When all fruit fails, welcome haws.
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