beggar belief

beggar belief :

beggar belief = beggar description

be too extraordinary to be believed (or described)

beggar on horseback

a formerly poor person made arrogant or corrupt through achieving wealth and luxury.

Compare with the mid 17th-century proverb set a beggar on horseback and he'll ride to the devil, meaning that a person not used to power will use it unwisely.

beggars can't be choosers

people with no other options must be content with what is offered – proverb

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