One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Suffer pain or misfortune in a stoical manner.
put up with it, stick it out, keep at it, keep going, stay with it, see it through, see it through to the endView synonyms
- ‘It doesn't seem fair but we just have to grin and bear it.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘I've just got to grin and bear it and see what happens in the summer.’
- ‘They're doesn't seem to be any redress - it's just a question of 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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Postponements are all part of the game and all you can do is grin and bear it, said Molyneaux.’
- ‘There was no way of ducking the cameras, we had to grin and bear it.’
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