you can't live with them, you can't live without them

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you can't live with them, you can't live without them

A phrase used to express frustration with someone or something that the speaker ultimately cannot give up. The object of frustration always precedes the statement, and most commonly is "women." My husband is a total slob, but I still love him. Men: you can't live with them, you can't live without them. Sports: you can't live with 'em, you can't live without 'em. This soccer game is going to make me crazy!
See also: live, without
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They have proved both valuable and dangerous, calling up the old adage that you can't live with them and you can't live without them.
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