Definition of beg, borrow, or steal in US English:

beg, borrow, or steal

phrase

  • Do whatever may be necessary to acquire something greatly desired.

    ‘I'm gonna get the money to buy Casey's ring, even if I have to beg, borrow, or steal’
    • ‘It was issued to the Union troops starting with breakfast, and it was consumed in heroic quantities by every soldier who could beg, borrow, or steal a keg.’
    • ‘Tickets won't be easy to come by but whether you have to beg, borrow, or steal, you don't want to miss these two games.’
    • ‘As the pool of accounting students shrinks, employers scramble to beg, borrow, or steal entry-level finance staffers.’
    • ‘Perhaps Americans are more willing to beg, borrow, or steal ideas that work than Europeans are.’
    • ‘The women and seniors should beg, borrow, or steal in order to incorporate some of those ideas.’