Idiom: make do
Idiom: make do (with something)
- to use the things that you have even though it is not what you want or need
- The photocopier jammed so we will just have to make do with the copies that we have.
- I’m sorry the salad doesn’t have much cheese—I had to make do with what was left.
- When I dropped my iPhone and cracked the screen my parents were not sympathetic and said I'd have to make do or get a job to buy a new one.
- It's not easy being a single mother but somehow my sister manages to make do.
- I've run out of money so I'll just have to make do with what's in the cupboard until payday.
- My wife wants to take out a loan to remodel our kitchen but I'd rather make do until we can afford it.
- We tried to make do with just one car but now that our kids have after school activities it's no longer feasible.
- Can't you just wear different accessories and make do with the dress you wore to the last dance?
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