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    make due

    Dear all,

    The chef was trying to use a flaming device to melt the chocolate, but it deosn't work. So he says:


    What's the meaning of "make due with"?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: make due

    Not a teacher.

    It's "make do." Meaning that one has to do what is necessary with what materials he has on hand.

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    Re: make due

    Yes, the expression is "make do." Another word for it is "improvise."

    Edited to add: I have seen native English speakers write "make due." It's still a mistake, but it's not limited to ESL students!

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