arreglárselas con

arreglárselas con
A pronominal verb phrase combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Se dio cuenta del problema.)
pronominal verb phrase
1. (general)
a. to manage with
Los beduinos saben arreglárselas con muy poca agua.Bedouins can manage with very little water.
b. to manage on
No sé cómo te las arreglas con un sueldo tan bajo.I don't know how you manage on such a low salary.
c. to get by with
No tenía dinero para una motocicleta, así que me las arreglaba con una bici.I didn't have money for a motorcycle, so I got by with a bicycle.
d. to cope with
¿Qué tal te las arreglas con un perro y tres gatos?How do you cope with a dog and three cats?
e. to make do with
¿Tienes un bolígrafo? - No, tendrás que arreglártelas con un lápiz.Do you have a pen? - No, you'll have to make do with a pencil.
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