manage without (someone or something)

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manage without (someone or something)

To be able to operate, function, or carry on adequately without a particular person or thing. Look, it will be tough, but we've managed without a second income before, and we'll find a way to do it again. If that's your attitude, Jerry, then you can just leave. The team will manage just fine without you.
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manage without someone or something

to do as well as possible without someone or something. Carla said that she just can't manage without Jerry. We just can't manage without some more money.
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References in classic literature ?
They cannot be properly managed without benevolence and straightforwardness.
The most that the public can know, is that the governor claims the right of nomination; that two out of the inconsiderable number of four men can too often be managed without much difficulty; that if some of the members of a particular council should happen to be of an uncomplying character, it is frequently not impossible to get rid of their opposition by regulating the times of meeting in such a manner as to render their attendance inconvenient; and that from whatever cause it may proceed, a great number of very improper appointments are from time to time made.
She had great pleasure in feeling her usefulness, but could not conceive how they would have managed without her.
Couldn't you have managed without? This is your virtuous attachment - eh?
'Then how have you managed without me these many days?' said I.
Speaking on the issue, The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu confirmed the occurrence of the event, assuring that the situation would be properly managed without further distress.
After all we had managed without them for centuries until some imbecile created them.
In the future he suggested that it would be engineers who could "decide" how a population boom could be managed without damaging the environment.
"Teachers managed without them for 120 years or more.
Perhaps teachers' pay should be reduced to cover the assistants pay, as years ago there were no teaching assistants and teachers managed without them.
How would they have managed without the previous jackpot to dip into.
When I asked one women how she managed without it, she answered: "I just made sure that he got off at Gilmour Street."
Remember, the church managed without Catholic schools for centuries.
In fact, there are times when I've wondered how I ever managed without it.
Can we really afford these extra layers of EU governance with elected police commissions etc at this particular point in time, especially as we have managed without them for so long?