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win through

Also, win the day . End successfully, be victorious, as in We didn't know until the very end if they would win through , or It seems that hard work won the day . The first term dates from the late 1800s and today is more often put as come through (def. 1). The variant originally alluded to the outcome of a battle and dates from the late 1500s.
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  • But the notion that now occurred to him helped him to win through this difficulty.

    St. Martin's Summer Rafael Sabatini
  • If there were only an opening, it seemed as if they might win through.

    When the West Was Young Frederick R. Bechdolt
  • "We may win through yet," he told her through grim, set lips.

  • I was of the opinion that in the end right must win through.

    The Fifth Queen Crowned

    Ford Madox Ford
  • Therefore, tell us at once, Shadrach, how we are to win through the Fung to Mur.

    Queen Sheba's Ring H. Rider Haggard
  • If we win through, and get what we're chasing, it means the end of this country for all of us.

    The Heart of Unaga Ridgwell Cullum
  • He might win through with the Archduchess, make her his wife, reach Wallenstein.

    The Mercenary W. J. Eccott
  • Some day, if we win through this business, I shall have a fine yarn for you.

    The Message Louis Tracy
  • We may win through yet; and if not, we must just stick to it as long as we can.

    The Disputed V.C. Frederick P. Gibbon
  • It will be years perhaps, but you will win through in the end.

    When It Was Dark Guy Thorne

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