Definition of if the mountain won't come to Muhammad, Muhammad must go to the mountain in English:

if the mountain won't come to Muhammad, Muhammad must go to the mountain

phrase

proverb
  • If someone won't do as you wish or a situation can't be arranged to suit you, you must accept it and change your plans accordingly.

    • ‘As they say, ‘If the mountain won't come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain’.’
    • ‘In Engineering circles, the saying ‘if the mountain will not come to Muhammad, Muhammad must go to the mountain’ may evoke thoughts of earthmoving.’
    • ‘The long and the short of it is - if the mountain does not come to Muhammad, Muhammad must go to the mountain.’