hack it

hack it

manage; cope (usually used in the negative). informal
2001 Irish Examiner Bank robber John Carr said he couldn't hack it on the outside. The freedom was doing his head in and he wanted to go back to the surrounds of his cell.
See also: hack

hack it

tv. to stand up to something; to endure something. I’m afraid you can’t hack it. It just isn’t working out.
See also: hack
References in classic literature ?
But in spite of all the murderer's horror before the body of his victim, he must hack it to pieces, hide the body, must use what he has gained by his murder.
It provides a level of security that nobody else provides, meaning that nobody can attack and hack it.