weather a storm

Meaning: If you weather a storm, you survive a dangerous event or deal with a difficult situation.

For example:

  • Everyone waited to see if the president could weather the storm caused by his son's arrest for using illegal drugs.

  • Poor Mandy had to stand there and weather the storm as her boss shouted insults at her for letting him forget something.

Quick Quiz:

If you weather a storm, you get through something that could have

a. helped you

b. excited you

c. harmed you

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Contributor: Matt Errey