Definition of Hobson's choice in English:
- Hence, a Hobson's choice was not a choice at all.
- But Hobson's choice is no choice.
- The choices they made were mostly Hobson's choices.
Mid 17th century: named after Thomas Hobson (1554–1631), a Cambridge carrier who hired out horses, giving the customer the ‘choice’ of the one nearest the door or none at all.
- US English dictionary
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