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  • US units are forced to patrol without adequate weapons and the poor CO here has a hobson's choice, let his men carry AK's and risk fratricide or walk around with berettas and commit suicide.

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  • So the government is left with a hobson's choice between price hike and oil bonds.

    The Economic Times

  • Labels: fake waiter restaurant scams, hobo ken was a very shouty man, hobson's choice, the well done fillet guide to spotting if your waiter is a real waiter or just tim burgess

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  • The phrase was still well enough known in the 20th century for "hobson's" to be adopted then as Cockney rhyming slang for "voice".

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  • The choice has risks either way and when I don't like being forced to make a hobson's choice, I prefer to make none.

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