weather the storm


: to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged too much
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Recent Examples on the Web But lessons learned in the 1997-2004 slump helped some weather the storm while others were buffered by investments in luxury malls and non-property assets. Tony Spaeth, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024 But so far the Longhorns have been able to weather the storm, a testament to their staunch defense and team-wide talent (post player Taylor Jones leads UT with 15.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game). USA TODAY, 13 Jan. 2024 The two moved in together very quickly, partly to weather the storm of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dani Di Placido, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024 Sorokin had an extra bed next to hers, and offered it to Miller so that the two kindred spirits could weather the storm at Rikers together. Declan Gallagher,, 9 June 2023 High interest rates squeeze companies of all sizes, but that’s especially the case for smaller firms, unlike large companies better equipped to weather the storm. Bryan Mena, CNN, 18 Feb. 2024 Still, the litigation may signal that what has buoyed Cookies so far — a strong brand built on associations with hip-hop and legacy drug culture — may not be enough to weather the storm rocking the industry at large. Ezra Marcus, New York Times, 30 Jan. 2024 The loan program was designed to help small businesses weather the storm of COVID-19 and pay employees who lost hours due to the pandemic. Shannon Sollitt, The Salt Lake Tribune, 14 Sep. 2023 But according to Gil Cates Jr., the Geffen’s executive director and chief executive, the theater has been able to weather the storm nonetheless. Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times, 12 Sep. 2023

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“Weather the storm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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