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come up smiling
To emerge from an unpleasant or challenging situation with a positive outlook or demeanor. I'm just so impressed by Bonnie's resolve. She seems to come up smiling no matter what happens to her.
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come up smilingrecover from adversity and cheerfully face the future. informal
1989 Woman's Realm But despite her ordeal courageous Kelly has come up smiling and is now looking forward to a bright future.
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