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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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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?
SJH is now back above its 10-week and 20-week moving averages (delaying a bear cross in these intermediate-term trendlines) and is challenging its all-time high of 29.
In 2003, Lewy Boulet returned to her alma mater as a coach for the Golden Bear cross country program, where she has been ever since.
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.