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    take something in stride

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?

    …she felt that she must have taken the Bursary – to use her father’s phrase – in her stride. (A. J. Cronin, “Halter’s Castle”)

    How’s like the old car now? I’ve lengthened her a good two feet. Isn’t she grant? Mind you, there’s still a bother with the gearbox? WE didn’t take the hill in our stride, as you might say! (AS. J. Cronin, “The Citadel”).

    take something in stride = cope with one’s tasks without efforts, do something with easy (easily), do something by the way, it’s as good as done

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    Re: take something in stride

    Correct.

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