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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.
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weather the storm

survive a period of difficulty.
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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

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 ?
They have weathered the storm, and may reasonably expect peace.
The pilot who weathered the storm tossed off great bumpers of spiritual port; the shade of Dundas did not leave the ghost of a heeltap.
He was Ossie's was a typical Leon Osman goal - technique, timing and awareness - and came at a great time with Lille starting to think they had weathered the storm.
"Going in at half-time at 0-0, they'll have been really happy because they'd feel they weathered the storm.
MANAMA: Bahrain has weathered the storm of the 2011 unrest and is ready to confront any threats to its stability, says one of the country's top legislators.
Rival supporters show how it's done THEIR international heroes may not have got the opportunity to face each other at Windsor Park on Friday afternoon, but respective supporters of Northern Ireland and Russia weathered the storm to kit out for a pre-arranged friendly.
Revenues fell 2.5% to PS244.6 million and the sale of 10,300 cast iron cookers was well down on the boom years of 19,600 but Aga Rangemaster said new ranges and the targeting of export markets meant it weathered the storm.
Paul said: "The licensing trade has suffered so much in the last five years and we have weathered the storm with the hard work of the staff and the loyalty of the customers."
We have, I think we have weathered the storm, can't say that the whole world has yet weathered the storm but I think we have weathered the storm and I think that's now becoming apparent in decisions that are being taken by the Reserve Bank and the decisions that are being taken by the Finance Ministry," said Khurshid.
NEWCASTLE Airport has said it has "weathered the storm very well", despite announcing increased losses for the last year.
But the Adders weathered the storm and levelled on 18 minutes when Todd Perry headed home.
THE North East has successfully weathered the storm sparked by Northern Rock's near collapse a year ago, according to a senior regional business chief.
* Most alternative risk vehicles weathered the storm because they don't write property coverage and were well capitalized.
On top of that Todd called the tasks "extremely complex and challenging and the timeframe for them was nearly impossible." But she weathered the storm and said it was an amazing experience to work with Trump.
He takes his tents seriously and even drove from Detrick to Pennsylvania to sleep in them during Hurricane Isabel to make sure they weathered the storm.