live with
Verb

live with

  1. (idiomatic) To regard as adequate or manageable although not entirely satisfactory; to accept; to tolerate.
    • 1954 July 16, "[http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=7vpXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=l_YDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4297,2410933&dq=smith-is-ready-to-enter-negotiations&hl=en Smith Is Ready to Enter Negotiations at Geneva]," Spokane Daily Chronicle, p. 2 (retrieved 23 July 2011):
      France's final terms for an Indochina settlement would be terms which the United States can live with.
    • 2000 Nov. 6, Matt Rees, "[http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,59846,00.html Mideast Cease-Fire: 'Peres Is Not Very Hopeful']," Time:
      Israelis don't like the rioting and Molotov cocktails, but they can live with it.
    • 2011 April 8, Neal P. McCluskey, "Business Success Is Easier ↗," New York Times (retrieved 23 July 2011):
      In school systems, leaders have to live with collectivist ideals, which very often get in the way of meaningful and necessary change.
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