to see something through

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - see something through

"to see something through"

to continue doing something until it is completed


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - see something through

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  You have sure had a lot of opposition to this project you've been working on for the last six months.

Colleague 2:  I understand that some people might not have the same vision as I do.

Colleague 1:  No one would fault you for letting the project go.

Colleague 2:  I need to see it through to the end. I am convinced that the result will be a game changer. I believe it will revolutionize how we do business.

Colleague 1:  Your perseverance is amazing.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - see something through

A couple are talking ...

Wife:  How long are you going to keep struggling to build our new deck?

Husband:  I am determined to see the project through until we can stand on our deck and enjoy the spectacular view.

Wife:  Winter is coming.

Husband:  If I am not finished before winter, I will continue in the spring. I will finish this deck.

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to see something through - Gerund Form:

Seeing a difficult project through to the end brings a feeling of accomplishment.

to see something through - Examples:

1)  ... they begged Brandy not to do it, but she was determined to see it through.

2)  They've invested years in something and want to see it through, even if they don't technically enjoy it anymore.

3)  ... that she was able to set her mind to a big task and see it through. It required discipline and tenacity. 

4)  ... well as we could have but we battled on and we managed to see it through.

5)  ... they looked absolutely shattered, but somehow found the gas to see it through

6)  ... training for a few months now and I'm confident that I can see it through to the end.

7)  When I commit to something, I commit completely and always see it through.

8)  We worked tirelessly and it was absolutely satisfying to see it through.

9)  ... stand up for what you're passionate about if you really want to see it through.

10)  ... lack of subtlety makes it doubtful. I balked and yet wanted to see it through to the end.

11)  Those wishing to see the project through to a successful conclusion can make a financial contribution by ...

12)  ... hugely satisfying to see the project through to the point where it was up and running.

13)  In such situations, additional loans may be required to see the project through to completion. 

14)  ... is the deep thinker who seems the most determined to see the job through to the end.

15)  This government will see the job through and build a better, faster and more reliable railway for passengers.

16)  ... take your complaint to the next level. Make sure you see the process through. Find out what you need to do to resolve your problem. 

17)  ... also allow those yet to complete the application process to ensure they see the process through as incomplete applications will not be processed.

18)  ... shows a commitment by both sides to see the process through to a peace deal.

19)  This is my passion and I want to see this thing through to the end.

20)  Why give in now? Why not see this thing through as long as the law allows?