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    See someone through

    IŽd like to ask if the idiom "to see someone through (a difficulty)" is an Americanism. Thanks.

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    Re: See someone through

    It looks vaguely British to this American.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: See someone through

    It doesn't look particularly natural to me. Can you give us a complete sentence to work with?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: See someone through

    I don't see anything unnatural in BrE with the idea of seeing someone through a difficult time.

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    Re: See someone through

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I don't see anything unnatural in BrE with the idea of seeing someone through a difficult time.
    Then I guess it's just a phrase I don't tend to use.

    I would see a situation/project through.
    I would help someone through a difficult time.
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    Re: See someone through

    Well, that's me- all heart and sympathy.

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