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hang in there | hang on in there Informal

Meaning: You can tell someone to hang in there, or hang on in there, if they're in a difficult situation and you want to encourage them, or tell them not to give up.

For example:

  • Giving up cigarettes is really hard, but it gets easier as each day passes, so hang in there and you'll soon feel better.

  • I was exhausted, and I really wanted to quit, but I told myself to hang on in there and finish the race.

Quick Quiz:

My friends all called and told me to hang in there after I'd
  1. left for my honeymoon
  2. decided to go sky-diving
  3. broken my leg in an accident

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