manage with

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manage with (someone or something)

To be able to operate, function, or carry on adequately with a smaller amount of people or things than one had anticipated. Terry called in sick at the last minute, so I guess we'll have to manage with just three people tomorrow. Commercial airplanes are designed to be able to manage with a single engine if the other one fails.
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manage with someone or something

to do as well as possible with only someone or something (less than one had hoped for). We wanted Kelly to help us, but we will manage with Larry. I am sure we can manage with the money that we have.
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References in classic literature ?
Then Phileas Fogg had taken passage for Bordeaux, and, during the thirty hours he had been on board, had so shrewdly managed with his banknotes that the sailors and stokers, who were only an occasional crew, and were not on the best terms with the captain, went over to him in a body.
Plus, storage technology development has resulted in disparate storage resources, all needing to be managed with IT staff that will not be growing.
Even the most venerable institutions began to be managed with a sharp eye on financial performance.