Sailor Dialect meaning, essentially: when you're in trouble, any way out is a good
Y'see, back when people sailed the seven seas with
reckless abandon, a crew was more likely to find the nearest port than
to risk ship and crew in a life-threatening storm. This
phrase is probably most applicable to the pirate-sorts, as this
phrase suggests that anything is better than getting
screwed, and pirates liked
Pirate #1: 'Tis cap'n's orders ter drop anchor
at the nearest port!
Pirate #2: Aye, any port in the storm, sez i.
#1: Dude, I may have cheated
on that math
test, but I stayed up all night watching reruns of Cheers! What else was I supposed to do?
#2: Hey, any port in the storm.