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To continue despite difficulties

come through

to be still alive, working, or making progress after a difficult or dangerous experience

exist

verb

to manage to live, especially under difficult conditions

last

verb

to continue to stay alive or be well, or to continue to be able to do a job, in spite of difficulties

survive

verb

to continue to exist, especially in a difficult or dangerous situation

limp

verb

to move or continue existing with difficulty

tick over

to operate steadily but not very well

fighting for survival

trying to remain successful or continue to exist

live to fight/see another day

to be ready to continue with your life or job despite a defeat or failure

conscious uncoupling

the act of ending a marriage or romantic relationship in a way which shows that the two people will remain friends …

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