make do make do

Definition(s):

  • (v) come to terms with

Usage(s):

  1. If you can't, you're just going to have to make do with a really good skin-care system, and be diligent about your face, and maybe get Botox once a year, and not every three months.
  2. Curious tourists had to make do with official photographs of Pu Yi tending his plants.
  3. Millions of Africans live without electricity, forced to make do instead with kerosene and firewood sources of energy that wreak havoc on the environment.

News

  • Areavoices: Making do and making Cabin Wheat Bread

    People in my parent's generation learned to "make do." If they didn't have enough sugar, they used molasses to sweeten cookies and cakes. If they ran out of shortening, they used bacon grease or chicken fat to make pie crusts and biscuits. When kids tore holes in their clothes or broke their toys, mothers and fathers patched and fixed things until they were "almost good as new."
    on June 25, 2013     Source: The Fargo Forum

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