pull through


verb

Also: pull round to survive or recover or cause to survive or recover, esp after a serious illness or crisis

noun pull-through

a weighted cord with a piece of cloth at the end used to clean the bore of a firearm

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Idioms and Phrases with pull through

pull through

Survive a difficult situation or illness, as in We've had to declare bankruptcy, but I'm sure we'll pull through. [Mid-1800s]

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