make do with
to get along with whatever is available

The recipe calls for exotic mushrooms, but well have to make do with ordinary ones.

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  • make\ do\ with — v. phr. To use a poor substitute when one does not have the right thing. John did not have a hammer, and he had to make do with a heavy rock. This motel isn t what we wanted, but we must make do. Many families manage to make do on very little… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • make do with — (smth) substitute one thing for another If there is no cream for the coffee, we ll have to make do with milk …   Idioms and examples

  • make do with — manage, be satisfied with …   English contemporary dictionary

  • make do — v. (D; intr.) to make do with ( to manage with ) (we ll have to make do with this stove) * * * (D; intr.) to make do with (we ll have to make do with this stove; to manage with ) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • make do — we have precious little but we make do we ll have to make do with just one income Syn: scrape by, get by, manage, cope, survive, muddle through, improvise, make ends meet, keep the wolf from the door, keep one s head above water; informal make… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • make do — Synonyms and related words: beget, breed, bring forth, bring into being, call into being, change, change for, coin, commute, compound for, conceive, concoct, contrive, cook up, cope, design, develop, devise, discover, do with, dream up, dub in,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • make\ do — v. phr. To use a poor substitute when one does not have the right thing. John did not have a hammer, and he had to make do with a heavy rock. This motel isn t what we wanted, but we must make do. Many families manage to make do on very little… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • make do — {v. phr.} To use a poor substitute when one does not have the right thing. * /John did not have a hammer, and he had to make do with a heavy rock./ * /This motel isn t what we wanted, but we must make do./ * /Many families manage to make do on… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make do — {v. phr.} To use a poor substitute when one does not have the right thing. * /John did not have a hammer, and he had to make do with a heavy rock./ * /This motel isn t what we wanted, but we must make do./ * /Many families manage to make do on… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make do — verb to survive, get by with, or use whatever is available (due to lack of resources) There is barely enough money, so we will have to make do with what we have …   Wiktionary

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