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  1. beachboy's Avatar
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    #1

    see it out

    We have enough coal to see the winter out.
    Do I have to say it necessarily before winter starts, or can I say it like three weeks before the end of it?

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    #2

    Re: see it out

    You can say it at any time.

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    #3

    Re: see it out

    You may well be right. It would certainly be unambiguous if you said that in the summer. But if it wasn't winter yet I think I'd say something like 'We have enough coal to see us through till the end of winter.'

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