Definitions for hobson's choiceˈhɒb sənz
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Hob′son's choice′ˈhɒb sənz(n.)
the choice of taking either that which is offered or nothing; the absence of a real alternative.
Origin of Hobson's choice:
1640–50; after Thomas Hobson (1544–1631), of Cambridge, England, who rented horses and gave his customer only one choice, that of the horse nearest the stable door
the choice of taking what is offered or nothing at all
a choice without an alternative; the thing offered or nothing
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