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Saying in original language: If you can't beat them, join them.
English translation of the saying: If you can't beat them, join them.
Language: English
Meaning in English: this proverb is very clear I think. Maybe it is even more a common advice than a saying... it advises people to not run with their heads against a wall trying to achieve something. If the opponent is perceived to be stronger than you, you should consider changing sides to be on the winning side. Can it be meant like a trojan horse thing?
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"Jeśli wejdziesz między wrony, musisz krakać tak jak one."
When amongst crows, croak as they do.
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