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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed Jun 8, 2016, 08:14 AM

6. Regarding the idiom 'Hobson's Choice': While Sophie had a terrible binary choice forced upon her

 

the choice in Hobson's choice is no choice at all. 'Hobson's choice' means 'take what you are given' or 'luck of the draw'.
The original Hobson had a livery. If you picked your own horse, it cost more. The lowest rate was 'Hobson's choice' of horses, the mount selected by the house and not by the rider.

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