I need a phrase that indicates the speaker find a bargain acceptable, but not particularly favorable. The natural expression, in American English, would be "I can live with it" but for reasons too complicated to explain, I cannot use the word "live" or any variation on it.
Edit: People asked for more detail. I'm writing a story in which one character makes a bargain in which he might very well die. He's trying to explain why he accepted the deal. I don't want to write, "I can live with it" — since literally he cannot — and anything that implies acceptance over time is wrong. If he doesn't die, then it's a great deal, so if he lives long enough to "come to terms with it" or "tolerate it", there'll be nothing to tolerate or come to terms with. I'm looking for a pithy phrase meaning "it's the best deal I could do and it was better than nothing."