take (something) in (one's) stride

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take (something) in (one's) stride

To not be unsettled, delayed, or interrupted by something. You have to learn how to take criticism in your stride if you want to be successful in this business. I didn't think she'd want to go back to work so soon after her mother's funeral, but she just took it in her stride.
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take something in (one's) stride

Fig. to accept advances or setbacks as the normal course of events. She faced a serious problem, but she was able to take it in her stride. I'll just take it in stride. We were afraid that success would spoil her, but she just took it in stride.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

take in stride

Accept something as a matter of course, not allow something to interrupt or disturb one's routine. For example, There were bound to be setbacks but Jack took them in stride. This idiom alludes to a horse clearing an obstacle without checking its stride. [c. 1900]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

take something in your stride

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take something in stride

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COMMON If you are in a difficult situation and you take it in your stride, you deal with it calmly and successfully. `How does Rayner cope with the stresses of the job?' — `He seems to take it all his stride.' Christie is always having to give talks to huge groups of people — she takes such things in her stride. Across the country, many people took yesterday's events in stride, while remaining generally uneasy about the stock market in general.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

take something in your stride

deal with something difficult or unpleasant in a calm and competent way.
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take something in your ˈstride

(British English) (American English take something in ˈstride) accept and deal with something difficult without worrying about it too much: Joey was upset when we moved house, but Ben seems to have taken it all in his stride.
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take in stride

To cope with calmly, without interrupting one's normal routine: taking their newfound wealth in stride.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

take it in stride, to

To accept circumstances as they are; to deal calmly with a setback, sudden popularity, or any other occurrence. This expression calls up the image of a horse clearing a hurdle without checking its gallop. It began to be used figuratively about 1900, as by Edith Wharton (The House of Mirth, 1905): “I’d want something that would look more easy and natural, more as if I took it in my stride.” A similar locution is take it as it comes—that is, accept whatever happens.W. S. Gilbert used it as an admirable philosophy in The Gondoliers (1889, “Life’s Tangled Skein,” Act I): “Life’s a pleasant institution, /Let us take it as it comes!”
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