carry through

verb (tr, adverb)

to bring to completion
to enable to endure (hardship, trouble, etc); support
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Idioms and Phrases with carry through

carry through


Continue with or persevere to the end, as in She carried the project through despite being ill. Shakespeare used this idiom in king Lear (1:4): “My good intent may carry through itself.” [c. 1600]


Survive or persist, as in His excellent technique carries through all his work.


Also, carry one through. Enable to endure; sustain. For example, His faith helped carry him through this last ordeal. [Mid-1700s]

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