ride out the storm


: to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged too much
It was a difficult time but they managed to ride out the storm.

Examples of ride out the storm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These conditions seem to have the opposite effect, putting deer on their bellies to ride out the storm, usually in some kind of protective cover that offers a bit of relief from a soaking, such as conifers or dense brush. Scott Bestul, Field & Stream, 4 May 2023 One Silicon Valley Bank employee, who requested anonymity to speak candidly, was dumbfounded by how Becker publicly acknowledged the extent of the bank’s financial troubles before privately lining up the necessary financial support to ride out the storm. Mark Thompson, CNN, 14 Mar. 2023 Some of the kidney center’s patients might have chosen to ride out the storm regardless of official warnings. Neelam Bohra, New York Times, 25 Oct. 2022 Both had made the same determinations about the risk of the weather conditions and, in spite of their race plans, hunkered down to ride out the storm. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Mar. 2022 Cynthia Cristoforo and her son tried to ride out the storm in Mandeville, about 35 miles north of New Orleans, but barely escaped their house when a tree destroyed it. Paul Best, Fox News, 5 Sep. 2021 As Hurricane Ida rapidly intensified into a Category 4 storm threatening the Gulf Coast Sunday morning, residents of the area faced a difficult decision — to stay and ride out the storm, or to brave the clogged highways and try to evacuate. NBC News, 30 Aug. 2021 But there were reports that anywhere from 50 to 150 people had stayed behind, some planning to ride out the storm in elevated homes, while others were reportedly in recreational vehicles. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 28 Aug. 2020 Orange resident Joe Cole is one of the many locals who stayed behind to ride out the storm. Alison Medley, Houston Chronicle, 27 Aug. 2020 See More

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“Ride out the storm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ride%20out%20the%20storm. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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