Have any of you ever heard that particular saying before?
A more common expression is “It’s better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.” Both would mean the situation isn’t ideal, but it could be much worse.
I’ve heard the term “he needs a good kick in the backside”. It refers to motivating someone to do what needs to be done. So, maybe this version refers to being motivated without the need of physical violence.
It basically means that the situation ain’t ideal, but that it’ll have to do for the time being.
No, I haven’t. Are you sure it’s even a common thing to say?