manage with (someone or something)

manage with (someone or something)

To be able to operate, function, or carry on adequately with a smaller amount of people or things than one had anticipated. Terry called in sick at the last minute, so I guess we'll have to manage with just three people tomorrow. Commercial airplanes are designed to be able to manage with a single engine if the other one fails.
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manage with someone or something

to do as well as possible with only someone or something (less than one had hoped for). We wanted Kelly to help us, but we will manage with Larry. I am sure we can manage with the money that we have.
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