from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A substitute for something unobtainable at the time; a makeshift.
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- adj. improvised, makeshift
- n. A temporary or makeshift expedient
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- n. something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency
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That was our 'MO' for the rest of the week, and it worked, but it was definitely a make-do, not something I'd want to live with forever.
He also warned him with a wagging finger against slipshod outfits like the make-do Met, where art was ruined for want of rehearsal Szell had been the company's principal conductor in the 1940s.
Celebrate recycling – make-do and mend should become a virtue.
The sculpture's outlandish size, its unlikely setting, the make-do materials, not to mention its utter uselessness as a water-going vehicle, combine to evoke the innocent madcap fascinations many of us adults never fully outgrow for train sets, dolls' houses, snowmen and sandcastles.
She kept a printer and an elderly laptop on top of the wooden hope chest she had moved from her bedroom to her make-do headquarters.
Next time I might try Jane Grigson's idea of adding a little anchovy essence to the filling, or try it using a proper wooden mould instead of a make-do version with the cake tin.
Glorious, and clearly hazardous, bottom-up and make-do.
The web has to stop being a meringue frosting on the top of business, this make-do melange of mashups and abstraction layers.
Like you, I'm the make-do eater in my relationship.
But without construction materials, it's impossible except for rudimentary, make-do ingenuity such as efforts getting the most out of whatever materials are available.