live without(redirected from lives without)
To survive or get by without something to which one is accustomed or feels dependent upon. Most of my friends can't imagine living without their phones, but I can go for days at a time without looking at mine. A: "You mean there won't be any Wi-Fi for the whole trip?" B: "Yep. We'll just have to live without for a week." People lived without television for most of human existence—I'm sure we can manage for a day or two.
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live without something
to survive, lacking something. I just know I can't live without my car. I am sure we can live without vegetables for a day or two.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.