One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘we have very little but we make do’
scrape along, scrape by, get along, get by, manage, cope, survive, muddle along, muddle through, fare all right, make the best of a bad job, improvise, make ends meet, keep the wolf from the door, keep one's head above water, shift for oneself
informal make out
2‘you'll have to make do with an old car’
make the best of, get by on, get by with, put to the best use, make the most of
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