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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.
To endure or tolerate some task or activity despite difficulties, hardships, or unpleasant conditions. A noun or pronoun can be used between "tough" and "out." I know you aren't enjoying college so far, but tough it out for at least the first year. Well, you toughed out your first winter in Siberia—how was it? I toughed that job out for nearly 10 years, but I came to realize that life is too short to spend it being miserable.
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tough something out
to carry on with something despite difficulties or setbacks. Sorry, you'll just have to tough it out. I think I can tough this job out for another month.
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tough it outendure 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.
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To endure something despite hardship; get through something: The researchers toughed out another winter in the Arctic. I wanted to leave the military academy as soon as possible, but I decided to tough it out until the end of the semester.
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tough something out
tv. to carry on with something despite difficulties or setbacks. I think I can tough it out for another month.
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tough it outSlang
To get through despite hardship; endure: "It helps if one was raised to tough it out" (Gail Sheehy).
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