Definition of take something in (one's) stride in US English:

take something in (one's) stride


  • Deal with something difficult or unpleasant in a calm and accepting way.

    ‘we took each new disease in stride’
    • ‘I know never to expect anything from the criminal justice system, so you are trying to be calm and take it in your stride.’
    • ‘He adapted well to these changes and took things in his stride.’
    • ‘It was as if whatever happens I will take it in my stride and will accept my challenges as they come.’
    • ‘He was a man who thrived on challenge, who took obstacles in his stride; he was proud of it.’
    • ‘When the time came for Ruby to step into the spotlight, she took things in her stride.’
    • ‘So, although the outcome of this war is not in doubt, we may have to take some unpleasant surprises in our stride.’
    • ‘A person of unassuming nature, she took things in her stride and was independent by nature.’
    • ‘I have to take it in my stride and take a few deep breaths and manage it in the most mature way I can.’
    • ‘Fortunately she did not find the IVF regime too unpleasant and took the process in her stride.’
    • ‘I just take it in my stride, but it's kind of hurtful to the families that are involved.’
    deal with easily, cope with easily, think nothing of, accept as quite normal, accept as quite usual, not bat an eyelid
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