Sunday, July 4, 2010

Welcome to English Phrasal Verbs!

Stay Afloat

(Also: remain afloat) To "stay afloat" is to a) be "afloat," figuratively speaking; b) to continue to be afloat, which means, in a financial sense, to continue making money rather than losing it.

Make Do

To "make do" is to manage to get along, or get by, with the resources available, however inadequate these resources may be. Ex.: "Having to make do with less income." Here, less income is unavoidable, so the individual must spend less (or go into debt). This is making do with less.