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weather 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 weather the storm. This is a mandatory evacuation event.
2. To endure a period of hardship or disorder. That was the hardest year of my life, but in the end I was able to weather the storm with the support of my family.
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weather the storm

 
1. Fig. to experience and survive a storm. We decided to stay in the building and weather the storm there with the other visitors.
2. Fig. to experience something and survive it. (Fig. on {2}.) The manager went on another shouting rampage and frightened his assistants. The rest of us stayed in our offices to weather the storm.
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weather the storm

Survive difficulties, as in If she can just weather the storm of that contract violation, she'll be fine. This expression alludes to a ship coming safely through bad weather. [Mid-1600s]
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weather the storm

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ride out the storm

COMMON If you weather the storm or ride out the storm, you survive a difficult situation or period without being seriously harmed by it. The General insists he will not resign and will weather the storm. Both companies have weathered the storm of the current recession better than most. Note: You can also say that you ride the storm. The President will no doubt ride the storm, as he always does.
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weather the storm

survive a period of difficulty.
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weather the storm, to

To survive hard times. The term, alluding to a ship safely coming through bad weather, has been used figuratively from about 1650. Thomas Macaulay did so in The History of England (1849): “[They] weathered together the fiercest storms of faction.”
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References in classic literature ?
Strong enough themselves to weather the storm that was largely their own brewing, they turned loose and plundered the wrecks that floated about them.
When all our tradesmen send into our house any stuff they like, and the servants do what they like with it, and I have no time to improve things if I knew how, and Ma don't care about anything, I should like to make out how Pa is to weather the storm. I declare if I was Pa, I'd run away."
A Saudi source said that Trump's son-in-law offered "advise about how to weather the storm, urging him to resolve his conflicts around the region and avoid further embarrassments."
While Fine Gael may be able to weather the storm, it seems Eamon Gilmore and his Labour troops are going to take a battering.
But the owner of the Stratstone and Evans Halshaw brands did agree a new three year pounds 530 million loan facility with lenders, giving the firm the necessary headroom to weather the storm. View: Panmure Gordon analyst Mike Allen said: "We believe significant restructuring of its underlying operations is still required before the company gets back on the front foot, and prefer Lookers due to its additional cushion of having a stronger and more reliable parts business within its mix."
It is hoped, however, that some entity of PeaceArch will continue to weather the storm and survive.
It probably is "the best sector of the economy to weather the storm" of the financial downturn, he said.
Add to that the fact that sterling is at its lowest level for 12 years against a basket of world currencies and you can only wonder how Gordon Brown can keep repeating the mantra that the UK is uniquely well placed to weather the storm. Nobody else in the world seems to think so, Gordon.
Stanley boss John Coleman admitted: "I thought we were going to weather the storm, but with the amount of chances Gillingham had they deserved to win." Daniels' performance was one of the few bright spots of a match in which clear-cut chances were few and far between.
Reykjavik and Oslo, Jan 16, 2008 - (ACN Newswire) - "The foundations of the Icelandic commercial banks are sound and the Icelandic financial market is well equipped to weather the storm that is now shaking the international markets".
"We rode are luck and had to weather the storm on a few occasions when Cardiff threw everything at us.
Few airlines have been able to weather the storm in recent years," says Fred Curado, vice president of Embraer.
As the third quarter of 2003 comes to a conclusion, Long Island's commercial real estate market continues to weather the storm of an economic slowdown affecting the majority of the country.
It will be important for United to weather the storm then hopefully that will silence the home crowd and allow us to get on with the job.
Wales managed to weather the storm and Llanelli scrum-half Mike Phillips crossed for a try.