Of two evils choose the least.

Of two evils choose the least.
<01> Из двух зол выбирай меньшее. Proverb (Пословица).
<03> Ср. Из двух зол выбирай меньшее.

Англо-русский словарь цитат, пословиц, поговорок и идиом. . 2011.

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