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

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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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I think the phone and all its accessories have taken over a lot of our lives we cannot live without them.
We tend to take these services for granted and generally do not recognize that we cannot live without them.
They can take your TV, video, hi-fi and a car unless you can satisfy them that you cannot live without them.
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