take it one day at a time

take it one day at a time

To deal with some unpleasant, difficult, or undesirable situation gradually, without focusing too much on its eventual outcome. I know you're devastated about losing your job, but we'll just take it one day at a time and find a way to make do. The prognosis isn't good, but we're taking it one day at a time now.
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take it/things one ˌday at a ˈtime

(spoken) not think about what will happen in the future: I don’t know if he’ll get better. We’re just taking things one day at a time.
See also: one, take, thing, time