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To be patient, and to not complain too much - thesaurus


roll with the punches

to adapt to difficulties by accepting them and carrying on



to accept a difficult or unpleasant situation, especially without complaining



to accept something unpleasant without becoming impatient or angry

live with

to accept something unpleasant that you cannot change

put up with

to accept someone or something unpleasant in a patient way

bear up

to behave in a brave way in a very sad or difficult situation

take the bad with the good

to accept that bad things happen and not complain about them

resign yourself (to something)

to accept that something unpleasant must happen and that you cannot change it

grin and bear it

to accept a difficult situation without complaining or without showing how you feel

take the rough with the smooth

to accept the bad things that happen as well as the good things

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if you cannot bear something, you cannot accept or do it because it makes you very unhappy

brave out

to deal with an unpleasant situation in a confident, patient, and determined way

can live with something

used for saying that you can accept something

count your blessings

to realize that there are good things about your situation, as well as bad ones. This phrase is often used for telling someone that they should not complain.

have the patience of Job

to remain patient and not complain in situations that would make most people very angry

lump it

to accept a situation, even though you do not like it or agree with it

make the best of a bad job

to accept a bad situation and deal with it in the best way that you can

make the best of it

to accept a bad or difficult situation without complaining and try to deal with it as well as you can

roll with the punches

to change the way you do things so that you are not seriously affected by difficulties you experience

sweat it out

to wait for something that you are nervous or worried about to end



to accept an unpleasant situation or unpleasant treatment without complaining

take something on the chin

to accept something unpleasant in a brave way without complaining

take your medicine

to accept or deal with an unpleasant situation without complaining



to accept someone without welcoming them or liking them



Britishinformal to be willing to accept something that someone says or does

without a murmur

without complaining



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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