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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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  • If, therefore, we could keep our place on the shelf of rock and endure the cold we might yet win through.

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

    Queen Sheba's Ring H. Rider Haggard
  • But Nought may safely lead anything and secure a draw, and he can only win through Cross's blunders.

    The Canterbury Puzzles Henry Ernest Dudeney
  • 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
  • Some day, if we win through this business, I shall have a fine yarn for you.

    The Message Louis Tracy
  • If there were only an opening, it seemed as if they might win through.

    When the West Was Young Frederick R. Bechdolt
  • Between him and the fifty-yard line friend and foe were mingled, and to win through seemed a preposterous undertaking.

    Left Guard Gilbert Ralph Henry Barbour
  • He might win through with the Archduchess, make her his wife, reach Wallenstein.

    The Mercenary W. J. Eccott
  • And the men who win through the unseen death never recount their story with a laugh.

    Connie Morgan in Alaska James B. Hendryx
  • 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

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