Meaning of if you can't beat them, join them in English:

if you can't beat them, join them

Translate if you can't beat them, join them into Spanish

phrase

humorous
  • If you are unable to outdo rivals in some endeavour, you might as well cooperate with them and thereby possibly gain an advantage.

    ‘Steve took the view that if you can't beat them, join them.’
    • ‘You're saying if you can't beat them, join them.’
    • ‘But they have increasingly taken the view that if you can't beat them, join them, and begun offering similar, competitive services.’
    • ‘The only solution as far as I can see it is if you can't beat them, join them.’
    • ‘Like everyone says, if you can't beat them, join them.’
    • ‘They do say that if you can't beat them, join them.’
    • ‘Well, if you can't beat them, join them say I.’
    • ‘But by the third time it happened, I decided if you can't beat them, join them.’
    • ‘But to anyone with eyes to see, popular culture is here to stay, and as the saying goes, if you can't beat them, join them.’
    • ‘One strand of opinion, though, suggests that if you can't beat them, join them.’