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  • v. To subsist; to succeed, survive, or manage, at least at a minimal level.

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  • v. escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action
  • v. come to terms with
  • v. pass or move in front of

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  • Someone else is calling the shots, and we’re just doing our best to get by.

    September 22, 2010