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Topic: SOCIOLOGY


beggar

1 noun
     
beg‧gar1 [countable]
1SS someone who lives by asking people for food and money:
the beggars on the streets
2

lucky/lazy/cheeky etc beggar

British English spoken used when speaking to or about someone you like:
'How's Dave?' 'The lucky beggar's in the south of France!'
3

beggars can't be choosers

used to say that when you have no money or no power to choose, you have to accept whatever you are given
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