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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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(21) In this study significant difference was between those working in a hospital with the other one, as those working in Besat hospital less coped with stress regarding they were dealing more with the patients in intensive and emergent stage, as caring trauma patients.
With respect to how the rejected teachers coped with being spurned by peer teachers, we took an individual differences approach, contrasting teachers adopting a coping style that was high on problem-focused coping and low on emotional-focused coping with those teachers who employed a coping style that was low on problem-focused coping and high on emotion-focused coping.
Couples who coped in this way identified benefits to the cancer experience both as building the strength and resilience of the individual and enhancing the closeness of their relationship.
Alternatively, the opposite could be true because the experience of high stress is sometimes related to resilience.We examined a community sample of 290 women with and without alcoholic parents to determine how they coped with stress.
The participants, all between the ages of 28 and 79 years, were interviewed about the role religious beliefs played in their experiences and the ways in which they made meaning in their lives or coped with their illnesses.
As the severity of hardships increased and as families experienced other changes or stressors, they adapted and coped. They viewed coping not as a response to a single event but as an active force in shaping what would happen.