if mohammed won't come to the mountain, the mountain must come to mohammed

If Mohammed won't come to the mountain, the mountain must come to Mohammed
If something cannot or will not happen the easy way, then sometimes it must be done the hard way.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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