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do with (something)

To cope or manage to do something without all the resources that one would ideally like to have. We don't have all the spices we need for this recipe, but since the weather is so bad, we're just going to have to do with what we have.

do with someone or something

to do as well as possible with someone or something; to make do with someone or something. I will just have to do with the car I now have. Can she do with just one chair for a while?

do with

Put up or manage with, as in I can do with very little sleep. [Early 1800s] Also see can do with; have to do with.

do with

To manage with something that is not optimal: We don't have time to order new parts; we must do with the parts that we have.
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From here, there are a lot of things we can do with the technology, but that alone is a huge market space for us.
Baraka: Yeah, it didn't have nothing to do with nobody because it was just me.
Now we know a lot of people because we've been doing this band for almost 10 years, and inevitably, at least in your own town, you're going to meet anybody who has anything to do with music, At that time, I thought of the terms "hipster" and "scenester" as being really derogatory so I found myself looking back on it and thinking, 'What is a scenester?
Certainly, there are many times in business when it is important to give a glib 20-second answer, but there are many other aspects of management that have nothing to do with giving smart answers.
"Every aspect of every recommendation that has to do with accountability is what is important because people must be held accountable for the job for which they are responsible," he said.
I've been hearing a lot of talk about "bombing Afghanistan back to the Stone Age." Ronn Owens, on [San Francisco] KGO talk radio, conceded today that this would mean killing innocent people--people who had nothing to do with this atrocity--but "we're at war, we have to accept collateral damage.
I'm very concerned with metaphor and the use of imagery as metaphor, which is a strange and difficult thing to do with cinema.
[] Activities by publishers of magazines and books, who contract with Tennessee printers for the printing of their magazines or books, when such activities in Tennessee are limited solely to activities having to do with the printing, storage, labeling and/or delivery to the U.S.
The answer has as much to do with business as with technology.
A great deal of this reshaping is attitudinal and has to do with our philosophy of enabling residents to do for themselves.
This means that until you master the DOS command syntax, there isn't very much you can do with DOS.
Ten years ago, I would have gone looking for something to do with the extra two hours at the end of the day." It's especially significant to hear this from a woman who will tell you in an instant why she came into government--"It was Kennedy: Ask not what your country can do for you.
Much of Lean has to do with everybody getting on board, a team effort to become more efficient.
Everything we look at has to do with protecting our brand, which is the "triple A" rating we get from rating agencies.