live through

Main Entry:  live through
Part of Speech:  v
Definition:  to survive an experience, esp. a difficult one
Example:  It's hard to understand how she lived through those traumas.
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live through

Endure, survive. This idiom is used both seriously, as in Those who have lived through a depression never forget what it was like, or hyperbolically, as in That speech was endlessI thought I'd never live through it.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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