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get along without

To endure or persevere despite the absence of someone or something. We're down to just one income—how will we ever get along without? I never thought I'd be able to get along without my wife, but I've managed somehow. How will we ever get along without two incomes?
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

get along without (someone or something)

to manage without someone or something; to do without someone or something. I don't think I can get along without my secretary. My secretary just quit, and I don't think I will be able to get along without.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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After the war, BG Merrill stated unequivocally, "I couldn't have gotten along without them.
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The IHs, Bob says, "were made from 1939 until 1948 and used for everything -- they couldn't have gotten along without them.
It may be hard for us to imagine how our ancestors could possibly have gotten along without them, but the terms individualism and self are relatively new to the lexicon of Western thought.
As for the suspension of international aid, the government's view is that Haiti has gotten along without it for some time and will turn to internal resources until the international community comes around to understanding Haiti.
Their attitude is, they've gotten along without them for 70 years; they can get along without them for a few more.