learn to live with (someone or something)

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learn to live with (someone or something)

To learn to accept someone or something; to get used to or become accustomed to someone or something. Said especially of a person or thing that one initially finds unpleasant, undesirable, or annoying. The paint job looks kind of sloppy, but I'll just have learn to live with it, unless I want to redo the whole thing myself. At first my roommate's habits were infuriating, but eventually I learned to live with them. I know you don't get along, but you're partners now, so you'll have to learn to live with each other.
See also: learn, live
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

learn to live with something

Fig. to learn to adapt to something unpleasant or painful. Finally the doctor told Marion that she was going to have to learn to live with her arthritis. The floor plan of the house we bought is not as spacious as we had thought, but we will learn to live with it.
See also: learn, live
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

learn to live with

Get used to or accustom oneself to something that is painful, annoying, or unpleasant. For example, The doctor said nothing more could be done about improving her sight; she'd just have to learn to live with it , or Pat decided she didn't like the new sofa but would have to learn to live with it.
See also: learn, live
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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He also reiterated the call for mutual respect and peaceful coexistence as the people understand their differences to live together with happiness and joy and learn to live with one another harmoniously irrespective of political, cultural and religious differences.
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Germany and Japan had to be kept down, the Communist powers had to be contained, and the old countries of Europe had to learn to live with one another under unifying pan-national institutions.
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This region needs peace for prosperity and economic uplift of its people and they should be left at their own to learn to live with one another with harmony and good future for their next generations.
Husband and wife, both carriers of the wounds of Original Sin, will have to adjust to one another, get used to one another, and learn to live with one another.
Don't leave our children a legacy of mistrust and despair Let them know you tried and you really do care No more wars,fighting in the street Learn to live with one another,it's no big feat.
ROBBIE SAVAGE admits he must learn to live with one of the worst reputations in the game.
The challenge of pluralism will replace the challenge of secularism as many diverse religious and spiritual traditions have to learn to live with one another.
In a natural environment, plants and the parasites that live off them strike a balance -- they learn to live with one another.
bad feminism; but isn't one of the lessons of being fifty, wiser and more self-assured precisely to stop seeing the world in such reductive terms, stop worrying about such artificial categories, and learn to live with one's principles as well as one's contradictions?