Hobson's choiceHob·son's choice
a choice of taking what is offered or nothing at all; lack of an alternative
Origin of Hobson's choiceafter T. Hobson (1544?-1631), of Cambridge, England, who owned livery stables and rented horses in strict order according to their position near the door
A choice between what is available and nothing; a lack of an alternative.
Origin of Hobson's choiceAfter Thomas Hobson (1544?-1630), English keeper of a livery stable, from his requirement that customers take either the horse nearest the stable door or none