make do : Popular Idioms in English

make do

To manage

Seth stared into the nearly empty fridge, unimpressed by what he saw. He would have to make do with just a boiled egg for supper.

News & Articles

  • 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."
    June 25, 2013 - The Fargo Forum
  • Red Cross donations accepted at US Bank’s ATMs
    Any customers of US Banks wanting to make donations to the American Red Cross may do so at any of the 124 ATMs in Colorado. “In response to the wildfires in our state, U.S. Bank will continue to accept donations from its customers for Red Cross disaster relief at 124 of its ATMs in Colorado [...]
    June 21, 2013 - Colorado Springs Business Journal
  • Blake Griffin and Kate Upton Hit with Dating Rumors, Internet May Not Survive
    We are rarely afforded time or ample preparation for sports bombshells, but instead try to make do once they explode right before us. People of the Internet, let me tell you that Kate Upton and Blake Griffin may in fact be dating.  I will take your dramatic eye rolls as confirmation that I should proceed.  E! Online (h/t Busted Coverage ) reports the Clippers rim-rocker and Sports Illustrated ...
    June 21, 2013 - Bleacher Report