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You must grin and bear it

This does not necessarily mean that you should endure misfortunes or difficulties with a broad smile, but rather that you should put up with them philosophically.

‘My wife has just flown out to Canada to stay with her sister for a month. I’m not looking forward to having the kids on my hands and trying to keep the home going while she’s away, but I’ll have to grin and bear it.’

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