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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I can cope with one day, but please don't set off fireworks all week.
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You certainly felt for Arsene Wenger, who like an ageing boxer embarrassingly he could still cope with one last fight.
By sticking with her father, the young girl is able to strengthen her resilience and ability to cope with one of life's harshest experiences.
She said: "The film is about how people cope with one of the most intimate decisions they will make in their lives and how those around them react.
If hospitals could find ways to reduce the financial burden on such couples, it would greatly benefit them as they cope with one of the most trying periods in their lives.
The powerful drinks industries have drowned out the voices of reason and experience - coming from our overburdened NHS and emergency services who have to cope with one million alcohol-related hospital admissions each year.
He describes what ADHD is, his theory of ADHD as a deficiency in self-regulation, the features and problems of children with the condition and how it affects families, diagnosis, managing children, how to cope with one's own reaction to the diagnosis, and managing symptoms and problems for children of all ages, such as peer problems, education, and school performance.
"You can cope with one bad year in cider making but hope that you won't get two."
BOSSES of Heathrow are on their marks to cope with one of the busiest-ever days at the west London airport when thousands of athletes fly off after the end of the Olympics.
Tonight's challenge will be much tougher for the Bayern back four, who look ill-equipped to cope with one of the most potent attacks in club football.
The majority of the countries highlighted the need to continue these distributions of free food as Europe continues to cope with one of the most serious economic crises of recent decades.
Meanwhile, Watson said that he has enough experience to help the new breed cope with one of the most challenging tours.
13 -- A shipload of US Marines and helicopters arrived to boost relief efforts in Pakistan on Thursday, but Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said his country needs more international help to cope with one of the worst natural disasters in history.
PetroChina has set up a contingency plan to cope with one week's closure of the main oil port that receives crude shipments regularly and is also an export hub for gasoline and diesel.