make do

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 income.
Compare: GET ALONG.
Categories: {v. phr.}

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