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 (with something) — make do ( with/without/something) phrase to succeed in dealing with a situation by using what is available despite not having something There wasn’t much food, but we made do. Thesaurus: to try to deal with a problem or difficultysynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • make away with — 1 she decided to make away with him: KILL, murder, dispatch, eliminate; informal bump off, do away with, do in, do for, knock off, top, croak, stiff, blow away; N. Amer. informal ice, rub out, smoke, waste; poetic/lite …   Useful english dictionary

  • make do (without something) — make do ( with/without/something) phrase to succeed in dealing with a situation by using what is available despite not having something There wasn’t much food, but we made do. Thesaurus: to try to deal with a problem or difficultysynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • make do — verb come to terms with (Freq. 1) We got by on just a gallon of gas They made do on half a loaf of bread every day • Syn: ↑cope, ↑get by, ↑make out, ↑contend, ↑grapple, ↑ …   Useful english 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

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