weather the storm


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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.
See also: storm, weather

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.
See also: storm, weather

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.
See also: storm, weather

weather the storm

survive a period of difficulty.
See also: storm, weather

ride out/weather the ˈstorm (of something)

manage to survive a difficult period or situation: The government has managed to ride out the recent storm.Many companies are having difficulty weathering the present economic storm.
See also: out, ride, storm, weather
References in classic literature ?
They had not gone above two miles when a violent storm of rain overtook them; and, as they happened to be at the same time in sight of an ale-house, Partridge, with much earnest entreaty, prevailed with Jones to enter, and weather the storm.
Well, I can weather the storm -- I, whom, notwithstanding, you tax with fear -- not with bravado, that is not my way; but I am firm.
Strong enough themselves to weather the storm that was largely their own brewing, they turned loose and plundered the wrecks that floated about them.
and dreadfully unhappy he is) that he couldn't weather the storm.
He said: "They put us under a lot of pressure so we had to weather the storm and, when called upon, Barry Roche was excellent.
It is hoped, however, that some entity of PeaceArch will continue to weather the storm and survive.
To explain the current environment and help you weather the storm, DailyFX.
CBI research found only a handful of shops that were managing to weather the storm.
Playing a man down, the home-and-home, total-goals Major League Soccer first-round playoff series tied, Chivas USA was just trying to weather the storm.
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.
However, although things slowed down dramatically, good companies always need good heads and the hunters at JCI were able to weather the storm.
Even though the dot-com market has fallen off tremendously in the past year, established companies like Classroom Connect have been able to weather the storm by offering schools standards-based curriculum and professional development products.
In the meantime, administrators will just have to come up with ways to weather the storm.