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  1. Khosro's Avatar
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    #1

    bearing a hard situation without being much upset

    What's the word or expression for bearing a hard situation day after day, when someone asks you:

    Q: How are you doing without a job?
    A: well. I ... .

    But A sounds like hopeful and not very much upset.

    thank you all!

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    Re: bearing a hard situation without being much upset

    Well, I'm bearing up.
    I'm surviving.
    Things could be worse,

    ?

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    Re: bearing a hard situation without being much upset

    "I'm coping."
    "I'm getting by."
    "... something will turn up"

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    Re: bearing a hard situation without being much upset

    Thank you both. I chose "I'm getting by" and "Things could be worse". That will do.

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