bear up (under something)

bear up (under something)
ˌbear ˈup (against/under sth) derived
to remain as cheerful as possible during a difficult time

He's bearing up well under the strain of losing his job.

‘How are you?’ ‘Bearing up.’

Main entry:bearderived

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