to see someone through something

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - see someone through something

"to see someone through something"

to make it possible for someone to continue to the end of something, especially something unpleasant or difficult


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - see someone through something

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  I really had no idea how I was going to manage when I was diagnosed with cancer last year.

Friend 2:  But your friends rallied around and pledged their support.

Friend 1:  Yes. They vowed to see me through that most difficult time of my life.

Friend 2:  And now you are in remission and all is well.

Friend 1:  Yes. Thanks to the unfailing support of friends like you.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - see someone through something

A couple are talking ...

Wife:  What are we going to do for money now that you have lost your job?

Husband:  We were smart enough to build up our bank account. We have enough savings to last six months at least.

Wife:  And will that be enough to see us through this?

Husband:  I expect to find another job within a month.

to see someone through something - Usage:


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to see someone through something - Gerund Form:

Seeing your best friend through grieving the loss of a loved one shows nobility.

to see someone through something - Examples:

1)  ... mentorship, you will get to know your mentee well; you will see them through the good and the bad and their strengths and weaknesses will be revealed.

2)  This is the period when local businesses make their money to see them through the lean winter months.

3)  This shows that some 76% do not have enough cash savings to see them through difficult times the moment they lose their jobs.

4)  ... there is a whole team of people who will work with them to see them through to graduation.

5)  ... its joint venture partners for providing the young entrepreneurs mentorship to see them through the critical take-off period of their businesses.

6)  I said, 'no, we'll see you through this, I'll stick by you'.

7)  Talking therapy can help you gain control of your life and see you through distressing situations -- it could be anything from losing your job to a friend.

8)  I will stand by you with love and caring to see you through it to newfound peace and happiness.

9)  A positive outlook will see you through just about anything -- even stuff you thought you wouldn't overcome.

10)  But friends and family see you through the most difficult times.

11)  ... something decent, something to hold onto, something that will see us through these dreadful times and others to come.

12)  I am keen to stress that this is a temporary measure to see us through the winter period.

13)  We live longer and fewer of us have company pensions to see us through those final years.

14)  ... seems to be recommending that we should rely on faith to see us through the uncertainties of Brexit.

15)  ... families as loyal companions who help to brighten our days and help to see us through difficult times.

16)  ... children are settled in their respective lives and he has enough wealth to see him through the rest of his life.

17)  ... but I'm sure his determination and mind set will see him through the tough journey ahead.

18)  ... proficient dramatization of how a man's resilience and courage see him through seemingly insurmountable odds

19)  But she sacrificed a lot in order to see me through university.

20)  He gave me helpful advice while I was grieving, and helped see me through that difficult period in my life.