weather the storm


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weather the storm

 
1. Fig. to experience and survive a storm. We decided to stay in the building and weather the storm there with the other visitors.
2. Fig. to experience something and survive it. (Fig. on {2}.) The manager went on another shouting rampage and frightened his assistants. The rest of us stayed in our offices to weather the storm.
See also: storm, weather

weather the storm

also ride out the storm
to continue to exist and not be harmed during a difficult period Johnson apparently has weathered the storm over his careless remarks.
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weather the storm

to be all right despite experiencing serious problems or great difficulties Bob lost his job, but somehow his family weathered the storm.
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weather the storm

Survive difficulties, as in If she can just weather the storm of that contract violation, she'll be fine. This expression alludes to a ship coming safely through bad weather. [Mid-1600s]
See also: storm, weather
References in classic literature ?
They had not gone above two miles when a violent storm of rain overtook them; and, as they happened to be at the same time in sight of an ale-house, Partridge, with much earnest entreaty, prevailed with Jones to enter, and weather the storm.
Well, I can weather the storm -- I, whom, notwithstanding, you tax with fear -- not with bravado, that is not my way; but I am firm.
Strong enough themselves to weather the storm that was largely their own brewing, they turned loose and plundered the wrecks that floated about them.
and dreadfully unhappy he is) that he couldn't weather the storm.
He said: "They put us under a lot of pressure so we had to weather the storm and, when called upon, Barry Roche was excellent.
It is hoped, however, that some entity of PeaceArch will continue to weather the storm and survive.
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CBI research found only a handful of shops that were managing to weather the storm.
Playing a man down, the home-and-home, total-goals Major League Soccer first-round playoff series tied, Chivas USA was just trying to weather the storm.
As the third quarter of 2003 comes to a conclusion, Long Island's commercial real estate market continues to weather the storm of an economic slowdown affecting the majority of the country.
It will be important for United to weather the storm then hopefully that will silence the home crowd and allow us to get on with the job.
However, although things slowed down dramatically, good companies always need good heads and the hunters at JCI were able to weather the storm.
Even though the dot-com market has fallen off tremendously in the past year, established companies like Classroom Connect have been able to weather the storm by offering schools standards-based curriculum and professional development products.
In the meantime, administrators will just have to come up with ways to weather the storm.