settle for
phrasal to be content with

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • settle for — (something) to agree to or accept something, although it is not exactly what you want. Patients will have to settle for fewer tests because rising costs have made them too expensive …   New idioms dictionary

  • settle for — phrasal : to content oneself with : be content with asked an endowment of two million but had to settle for one would settle for a tie score * * * settle for To agree to accept (usu as a compromise) • • • Main Entry: ↑settle * * * ˈsettle for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • settle for — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms settle for : present tense I/you/we/they settle for he/she/it settles for present participle settling for past tense settled for past participle settled for settle for someone/something to accept someone or… …   English dictionary

  • settle for — PHRASAL VERB If you settle for something, you choose or accept it, especially when it is not what you really want but there is nothing else available. [V P n] Virginia was a perfectionist. She was just not prepared to settle for anything mediocre …   English dictionary

  • settle for — verb To accept or allow something, especially something not entirely desirable. He couldnt afford the expensive headphones, so he decided to settle for the lower quality set …   Wiktionary

  • settle for — accept or agree to (something less than satisfactory). → settle …   English new terms dictionary

  • settle for — {v.} To be satisfied with (less) agree to; accept. * /Jim wanted $200 for his old car, but he settled for $100./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • settle for — {v.} To be satisfied with (less) agree to; accept. * /Jim wanted $200 for his old car, but he settled for $100./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • settle\ for — v To be satisfied with (less) agree to; accept. Jim wanted $200 for his old car, but he settled for $100 …   Словарь американских идиом

  • settle for — be satisfied with less, agree to I settled for less than I originally wanted with my contract but still I am happy with it …   Idioms and examples

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