have to live with

have to live with something

to have to endure something. I have a slight limp in the leg that I broke last year. The doctor says I'll have to live with it. We don't like the carpeting in the living room, but since money is so tight we'll have to live with it.
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All of which is easier said than done when you have to live with egos bigger than Mount Everest.