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It is better to accept less than one wants or expects than to have nothing at all.
- ‘This bill is like the old saying: half a loaf is better than no bread.’
- ‘As I've said, many people will not regard the recycling operation as the most ideal one for the ultra modern advance factory, but as the old saying goes, half a loaf is better than no bread.’
- ‘I said, ‘Well, half a loaf is better than no bread.’’
- ‘Still half a loaf is better than no bread, although it is important that the managerial commitment to address this particular situation in 2003 is honoured.’
- ‘The rules are clearly designed as an additional incentive on P to settle, and the more risk-averse he is, the more likely he is to say that half a loaf is better than no bread at all.’
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