Hobsons choice

Hob"son's choice"

(?). A choice without an alternative; the thing offered or nothing.
[1913 Webster]

It is said to have had its origin in the name of one Hobson, at Cambridge, England, who let horses, and required every customer to take in his turn the horse which stood next the stable door.
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