cope with (someone or something)

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cope with (someone or something)

To endure some unpleasant or undesirable person or thing. We need to increase the budget this year—our teachers have coped with a lack of funds for long enough. I can't cope with all of this uncertainty—I need to hear back from the colleges I applied to!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

cope with someone or something

to endure someone or something; to manage to deal with someone or something. I don't think I can cope with any more trouble. I can't cope with your being late for work anymore.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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