can't live with them, can't live without them

can't live with them, can't live without them

A phrase used to express frustration with someone or something that the speaker ultimately cannot give up. My husband is a total slob, but I still love him. Men: can't live with them, can't live without them. Sports: can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. This soccer game is going to make me crazy!
See also: live, without
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Can't live with them, can't live without them. And you certainly can't leave them at home when you go on holiday - at least not until they're old enough to be trusted with the gas and the front door key.
CAN'T live with them, can't live without them, is the dilemma at the heart of Noel Coward's classic comedy from 1930.
StarWars Science Infrared Remote Controlled Lightsaber Room Light, pounds 29.99 from www.amazon.co.uk 3BATHING BEAUTY Jedi robes - can't live with them, can't live without them. If you're a Jedi that is.
Girls: Can't live with them, can't live without them
Microbes: Can't live with them, can't live without them. We focus more on the first of these truths, as shown by the huge sums spent every year on preventing, treating, and researching infectious diseases.
Can't live with them, can't live without them, that's what really sticks in the Gymreig craw.
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