gut it out

Also, tough it out. Show pluck and perseverance in the face of opposition or adversity. For example, I know it's hard but we'll just have to gut it out, or His boss has a terrible temper, but Joe is determined to tough it out. The first term dates from the mid-1900s; the variant was first recorded in 1860.


Nearby words

  1. guston, philip,
  2. gusty,
  3. gut,
  4. gut check,
  5. gut course,
  6. gut of canso,
  7. gut reaction,
  8. gut-bucket,
  9. gut-wrenching,
  10. gutbucket

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