ride out the storm

ride out/weather the storm

to continue to exist and not be harmed during a very difficult period When smaller companies were going bankrupt, the big companies with wider interests managed to ride out the storm. It remains to be seen if the President will weather the political storm caused by his remarks.
See also: out, ride, storm
References in classic literature ?
While this was doing the master, seeing some light colliers, who, not able to ride out the storm were obliged to slip and run away to sea, and would come near us, ordered to fire a gun as a signal of distress.
The Navy sent ships to ride out the storm at sea, and military aircraft were flown inland to bases from Maine to Texas.