Definition of grin and bear it in English:

grin and bear it

phrase

Definition of grin and bear it in English:

grin and bear it

phrase

  • Suffer pain or misfortune in a stoical manner.

    • ‘Actually, the novelty has long worn off and, like most of us hapless e-mailers, I too have to grin and bear it when I find my mailboxes clogged with junk mails.’
    • ‘These things happen, though, especially at times when the house market is moving very rapidly, and you're best advised to grin and bear it.’
    • ‘Postponements are all part of the game and all you can do is grin and bear it, said Molyneaux.’
    • ‘It doesn't seem fair but we just have to grin and bear it.’
    • ‘So you just grin and bear it and somehow muddle your way through, always focusing on your kid's desire to have a good day with the other parent.’
    • ‘With lack of competition, the products developed in the country were shoddy and much below the world standards; the Indian consumer had no other choice but to grin and bear it.’
    • ‘They're doesn't seem to be any redress - it's just a question of grin and bear it.’
    • ‘Your cheapest option will always be to grin and bear it in coach, but if your goal is value, a free or cheap upper-class seat will make your flight that much more enjoyable.’
    • ‘There was no way of ducking the cameras, we had to grin and bear it.’
    • ‘I've just got to grin and bear it and see what happens in the summer.’
    put up with it, stick it out, keep at it, keep going, stay with it, see it through, see it through to the end
    persevere, persist, carry on, struggle on
    hang in there, soldier on, tough it out, peg away, plug away, bash on
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