do without

[do without] or [go without] {v.} 1. To live or work without (something you want); manage without.

Ann said that she likes candy, but can do without it.

We had to go without hot food because the stove was broken.

2. To live or work without something you want; manage.

If George cannot earn money for a bicycle, he will have to do without.

Compare: GET ALONG, GET BY.