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settle for

Meaning: to accept something, even though it isn't what you really want

For example:

  • settle for sth If you want to be happy in life, don't settle for a job just because it's easy or it pays good money.

  • settle for sth Keep looking until you find what it is that you really love to do, and don't ever settle for anything less.

Quick Quiz:

The workers wanted a ten percent pay rise, but after negotiating with management for a couple of weeks, they decided to settle for
  1. a five percent raise
  2. a ten percent raise
  3. a fifteen percent raise

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