take the rough with the smooth

Take the rough with the smooth.

Prov. Accept difficult as well as easy times. Don't give up on your business just because you lost money this month. You have to take the rough with the smooth.
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take the rough with the smooth

  (British & Australian)
to accept the unpleasant parts of a situation as well as the pleasant parts You have to be prepared to take the rough with the smooth in marriage.
See also: rough, smooth, take

take the rough with the smooth

Accept the bad along with the good, as in You can't expect to close a lot of sales every week-you have to take the rough with the smooth . This adage was first recorded about 1400. Also see take the bitter with the sweet.
See also: rough, smooth, take
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I hopeYou've got to take the rough with the smooth but I don't really feel like I've done anything that bad.
Yet while he is obviously transported by the transcendent grandeur of his observations, the silhouettes of buildings and trees that often jut from the margins of his images reveal a reassuringly earthbound willingness to take the rough with the smooth.