settle for

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. a five percent raise

b. a ten percent raise

c. a fifteen percent raise

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Contributor: Matt Errey