Sometimes you may hear the expression Hobson's Choice.
Tobias Hobson was a gentleman born in England a long time ago, during the 17th Century.
He had stables of Hackney horses which he let out to those who needed them.
When someone entered his stables to select a horse, they would see many horses which would be quite suitable.
As they began to make their choice,
Mr Hobson would make it perfectly clear that only ONE horse was available - the one nearest the door.
It was Hobson's Choice - NOT theirs.....