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get by

phrasal verb with get /ɡet/ verb ( present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US gotten)
to be able to live or deal with a situation with difficulty, usually by having just enough of something you need, such as money
勉強過活,勉強應付過去
How can he get by on so little money?
他是怎樣靠那一點兒錢維持生計的?
We can get by with four computers at the moment, but we'll need a couple more when the new staff arrive.
我們眼下可以將就著用四台電腦,但新職員到來時就需要再添置幾台了。
Coping and not copingDealing with things or peopleTolerating and enduring
(Definition of get by from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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