ride out the storm

ride out the storm

1. Literally, to remain at one's location during a storm to wait until it passes, as opposed to evacuating. Officials are urging residents not to try to ride out the storm. This is a mandatory evacuation event.
2. By extension, to endure a period of hardship or disorder. That was the hardest year of my life, but in the end I was able to ride out the storm with the support of my family.
See also: out, ride, storm
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ride out/weather the ˈstorm (of something)

manage to survive a difficult period or situation: The government has managed to ride out the recent storm.Many companies are having difficulty weathering the present economic storm.
See also: out, ride, storm, weather
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While this was doing the master, seeing some light colliers, who, not able to ride out the storm were obliged to slip and run away to sea, and would come near us, ordered to fire a gun as a signal of distress.
The Sheltons had not originally planned to ride out the storm, but they became so engrossed in being good neighbors that they ran out of time to evacuate.