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    I can live with that?

    What is the meaning of "I can live with that"? Please advise. Thanks

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    Re: I can live with that?

    you are willing to accept and therefore cope with the situation before you (can be used in a sarcastic and ironic way too)

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    Re: I can live with that?

    It means that something is not perfect, but it is acceptable or satisfactory.

    "The city refused to put a traffic light on our street, but they did arrange for a crossing guard to be there during school hours. I can live with that."

    Sometimes we use the expression when we are pleasantly surprised by something:

    "I'd like to collect my prize - I won $10 in the charity raffle. Here's my winning ticket."
    "You've made a mistake, sir. This prize for this ticket is $1,000, not $10."
    "Well, I can live with that!"


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    Re: I can live with that?

    Thank you.

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