I love this phrase.
It belies humor, deprecation, affection, and in the right context, a bit of risque.
It’s going to be harder to use it so freely for a while.
You can use it exactly like “That’s what she said.” Or you can use it to circumspectly say something under the radar of the obvious conversation.
“I need five minutes.” Yes. “I can work with that.”
“I’m getting dressed.” Yes! “I can work with that.”
“I need someone to tell me it’s going to be okay.” Definitely. “I can work with that.”
Words and context continuously morph in life. Sometimes, they take on a tinge of remorse. Sometimes, happiness.
I need a minute.
I can work with that.