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hang in there

An expression of encouragement to persist or stay calm in a challenging situation. I know you're worried, but hang in there—the doctor will call soon.
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Hang in there.

Be patient, things will work out. Bob: Everything is in such a mess. I can't seem to get things done right. Jane: Hang in there, Bob. Things will work out. Mary: Sometimes I just don't think I can go on. Sue: Hang in there, Mary. Things will work out.
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hang on in there

INFORMAL
COMMON If you tell someone to hang in there or to hang on in there, you encourage them to continue with something even if it is difficult. Hang in there and you never know what you might achieve. My message to all those people stuck in a property they're dying to sell is hang on in there. Things will improve.
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hang in there

remain persistent and determined in difficult circumstances. informal, especially North American
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hang (on) ˈin there

(informal) used for encouraging somebody to continue trying to achieve something: ‘I’ll never find a job.’ ‘Look, just hang on in there. I’m sure you’ll get something soon.’
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hang in there

in. to keep trying; to persevere. I’ll just hang in there. Maybe things will get better.
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hang in there

Keep at it, persevere. An American slang expression dating from the first half of the 1900s, this imperative is believed to have originated in sports, where it is often shouted as an encouragement to a competitor or team. However, it also is used as a simple verb meaning the same thing, as in, “He has managed to hang in even though he does not have tenure.”
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