Idiom of the Week – Week 35

Each week of 2017 we present an English idiom.

“to stick it out”: to continue to the end of a situation that is difficult or unenjoyable (especially in AE); bis (zum Ende) durchhalten

Example 1:  The secondment ends in two months. Surely you can stick it out until then.

Example 2:  He wasn’t feeling well but stuck it out until the trade show ended. As a result we acquired a new client who stopped by our stand an hour before closing.

Mindy Ehrhart Krull
About the author

Originally from the US, Mindy Ehrhart Krull holds a master's degree in journalism and has been teaching English and working as an author, editor and proofreader in Germany since 2008.

At DELS, she leads a team of several English trainers and language professionals.

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