tough it out


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tough it out

To persist through a difficult situation. I'm amazed you toughed it out and went to school with such a high fever.
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tough it out

endure a period of difficult conditions. informal
1998 Cosmopolitan Hang in there and tough it out. If you don't, you might be left with permanent fears about starting in new jobs, and that will stifle your career.
See also: out, tough

tough it out

Slang
To get through despite hardship; endure: "It helps if one was raised to tough it out" (Gail Sheehy).
See also: out, tough