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make-do

[meyk-doo]
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noun, plural make-dos.
  1. something that serves as a substitute, especially of an inferior or expedient nature: We had to get along with make-dos during the war.
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adjective
  1. used as a substitute; makeshift: make-do curtains.
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Origin of make-do

First recorded in 1890–95
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