Russian proverb of the week

Голь на выдумки хитра

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With accent marks:

Голь на вы́думки хитра́.

Translation:

Poor people are inventive.

Meaning:

This Russian proverb notices the fact that poverty and need make a person to look for non-standard, cheap and low-tech ways to achieve the goals that people with money achieve by buying something or hiring someone. The word "голь" comes from "голый" (naked) and here symbolizes the poor.

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