take the rough with the smooth

idiom

chiefly British
: to accept and deal with the bad or unpleasant things that happen in addition to the good or pleasant things
In this business, you have to learn to take the rough with the smooth.

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“Take the rough with the smooth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20the%20rough%20with%20the%20smooth. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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