bend with the wind

bend with the wind

To be resilient and adaptable to harsh events or adversity in life, like the way a tree that can bend is better able to withstand heavy winds. I know you've had a lot of setbacks this year, but you have to bend with the wind and continue trying your best.
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Many are savvy enough to know that their authority, even when it is vast, must bend with the wind.
Speaking at the campus' TechKriti event, Strabala explained how skyscrapers are built to bend with the wind, preventing them from collapsing during desert gales and making them earthquake resistant.
Privately, Dundee United's chairman Steven Thompson is seen by the SPL to bend with the wind and have a different point of view at every meeting held.
Baillie Scott can easily be written off as a Voysey follower and a person who was ready to bend with the wind of fashion.