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take the rough with the smooth

To accept both the negative and positive aspects of something. The phrase is typically used in an acknowledgement that nothing is perfect. When it comes to this job, you have to take the rough with the smooth. It's hard, but it's worth it. Marriage can be a wonderfully fulfilling part of life, but it certainly presents its own challenges—you just have to take the rough with the smooth.
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Take the rough with the smooth.

Prov. Accept difficult as well as easy times. Don't give up on your business just because you lost money this month. You have to take the rough with the smooth.
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take the rough with the smooth

Accept the bad along with the good, as in You can't expect to close a lot of sales every week-you have to take the rough with the smooth . This adage was first recorded about 1400. Also see take the bitter with the sweet.
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take the rough with the smooth

BRITISH
If you take the rough with the smooth, you accept the bad parts of a situation as well as the good parts. Of course there'll be difficult times in a relationship — you have to take the rough with the smooth.
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take the rough with the smooth

accept the difficult or unpleasant aspects of life as well as the good.
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take the ˌrough with the ˈsmooth

accept the unpleasant part of something as well as the pleasant: It certainly isn’t all fun and games when you’re a student, but you have to learn to take the rough with the smooth.
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