pull through

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

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

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How to use pull through in a sentence

  • Their father, in his optimistic fashion, still believed that the company would pull through.

  • Never well again,” the doctor had confided to Hubert, “though she may possibly pull through.

Other 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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