English version

make do

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmake domake doDEAL WITHto manage with the things that you have, even though this is not really enough I hardly had any food in the house so I just had to make do.make do with/without I usually make do with a cup of coffee for breakfast. For many people, make do and mend (=when someone manages with the things they have and does not buy anything new) was a harsh reality. make
Examples from the Corpus
make do and mendBut recent events have shown that they need to learn to make do and mend.Yet the latest appointment is still a matter of make do and mend.