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утопающий хватается за соломинку

посл ≈ a drowning man will catch/clutch at a straw

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Все равно: утопающий за соломинку хватается.
No matter, a drowning man catches at straws.
Тургенев, И.С. / Вешние водыTurgenev, I.S. / The Torrents of Spring
The Torrents of Spring
Turgenev, I.S.
© BiblioBazaar, LLC
Вешние воды
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1978
Утопающий за соломинку хватается.
‘The drowning man catches at the straw.
Диккенс, Чарльз / Тяжелые временаDickens, Charles / Hard Times
Hard Times
Dickens, Charles
© Wordsworth Editions Limited 1995
Тяжелые времена
Диккенс, Чарльз
© Государаственное издательство художественной литературы, 1960

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утопающий хватается за соломинку
≈ a drowning man will catch/clutch at a straw

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