get along on (something)

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get along on (something)

To persevere or survive utilizing something in particular. You can't get along only on stuff like chicken nuggets and cookies—when was the last time you had a vegetable? How are we going to get along on just one income?
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get along on something

Fig. to manage to survive with just something. I think we can get along on what I earn. I can't get along on what they pay me.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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