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bear (one's) cross

To cope with a burden or challenging situation. I'm sure it's not easy to live with such a serious illness, but she bears her cross with such humor and grace.
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bear one's cross

 and carry one's cross
Fig. to handle or cope with one's burden; to endure one's difficulties. (This is a biblical theme. It is always used figuratively except in the biblical context.) It's a very painful disease, but I'll bear my cross. I can't help you with it. You'll just have to carry your own cross.
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The K235 and K242 cantonal roads cross each other at the Knotted Bear Cross, thus forming an important and busy traffic node (DTV 25 000).
EVERYONE has a cross to bear but making a Russian bear cross may not be the wisest move.
I saw one small bear cross 43 yards behind the bait site one day, and I saw a big chocolate bear cross on a trail about 73 yards up I he ridge on a not her day.
Mr Bostock, of Brisbane Road, Christchurch and Mr Marshall, of Ringwood Road, Bear Cross, Bournemouth, denied negligence, saying their duty was to provide a reasonably suitable and safe course for the cross-country event which attracted a field of 130 riders.
A biogeographer consulting for the Rocky Mountain conservation group American Wildlands, Walker is trying to get public lands managers and people who care about wildlife to answer a deceptively simple question: Why does a bear cross the road?
Residents of Glendale Avenue first saw the bear cross through their neighborhood about 1:45 p.
Lilly Koko Tanner was thrown out of her pushchair and into the air as her mother Sarah Tanner was carried on the car's bonnet in the incident in Bear Cross, Dorset, on February 8.
Police in Bournemouth said: "She had been in the Bear Cross pub and we took away CCTV footage.