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- verb idiomatic To
guessrandomly at or pursue any apparent option, as due to lack of optionsor information.
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This idiom refers to a drowning man grabbing any floating object, even a straw, to save himself. It was first used by Thomas More in Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation (1534).
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