to weather the storm

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - weather the storm

"to weather the storm"

to experience and survive a storm


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - weather the storm

"to weather the storm"

to continue to exist and not be harmed during a difficult period


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - weather the storm

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  That was quite a storm. How did you do?

Friend 2:  My family and I weathered the storm just fine. Amazingly, there was almost no damage to our house. How about you?

Friend 1:  A tree fell on our house and we ended up huddled in the the basement until the storm passed.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - weather the storm

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  How are you going to weather the storm of this corporate takeover?

Colleague 2:  Keep my head down and remain calm. I will keep my wits about me and look for opportunities to be a key player.

Colleague 1:  Let's hope we survive OK.

Colleague 2:  I am not worried. Our positions are key no matter the outcome. We would be difficult to replace especially in trying times.

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to weather the storm - Gerund Form:

Weathering the storm without too much damage to our house was a miracle.

Weathering the storm during a hostile takeover requires staying calm.

to weather the storm - Examples:

1)  ... is still set to weather the storm better than most of its peers, given robust consumption and investment momentum, ...

2)  Sometimes you have to weather the storm, see all the darkness and come out the other side.

3)  I appreciate the chance to raise the issues, encourage the conversations and weather the storm of ridicule and giggles.

4)  ... the three criteria of availability, integrity and confidentiality to be able to weather the storm of emerging challenges of the cyberspace.

5)  On a particular winter a daring lark decided it could "weather the storm;" it thus refused to migrate with its kind.

6)  Business is cyclical. You have to be prepared to weather the storm and come out smiling on the other side.

7)  Airlines and airports are working around the clock to weather the storm and ensure a quick restoration of schedules.

8)  But he braced all of the odds stoically and weathered the storm alone, even when leading lights in his party abandoned him.

9)  She doesn't have any medications and has weathered the storm of the flus when everybody else got sick.

10)  ... our penalty kill was big for us in the second period and weathered the storm, but their goalie came out and played very well.

11)  ... damage to any park buildings, and the bald eagle nest on site weathered the storm.

12)  Although farmers have weathered the storm, they aren't in the clear yet. The flooding is still present.

13)  ... but I couldn't evacuate with them. She said she weathered the storm under a tent near an overpass that crosses the low-lying road. But then floodwaters ...

14)  ... causing one house to crash to the ground, while the other weathered the storm with no problem.

15)  ... the company still turns down every bid, weathering the storm of mergers and takeovers in the global seed industry. 

16)  A pattern of destruction was left in Georgia with beach-front condos weathering the storm without a broken window while falling trees about 70 miles from the coast.

17)  Weathering the storm does not fix the damage done by the tempest. To repair the damage, ...

18)  As well as bonds weathering the storm reasonably well, other indicators of financial risk have also remained relatively muted.

19)  ... making children feel good about themselves that it is leaving them unprepared for weathering the storm of everyday life.

20)  Weathering the storm will also take a mental toll on people which could be longer lasting and more ...