to come to terms with sth
/kˈʌm tə tˈɜːmz wɪð ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
to gradually learn to accept or deal with something unpleasant
a fact of life
/ɐ fˈækt ʌv lˈaɪf/
something unpleasant that has to be accepted because it is unavoidable
to grin and bear sth
/ɡɹˈɪn ænd bˈɛɹ ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
to accept or tolerate a difficult or undesirable situation that one cannot change without complaint
necessary evil
/nˈɛsəsɚɹi ˈiːvəl/
an unpleasant thing that requires acceptance in order for a certain thing to be achieved
it is what it is
/ɪt ɪz wˌʌt ɪt ˈɪz/
said when there is no choice but to accept a difficult situation
to leave / let well alone
/lˈiːv lˈɛt wˈɛl ɐlˈoʊn/
to not try to interfere or make changes in a situation or with something that is already functioning satisfactorily to avoid causing unnecessary problems
to let sb/sth be
/lˈɛt ˌɛsbˈiː slˈæʃ ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ bˈiː/
to avoid getting involved with a person or thing or stop bothering them
to let sth roll off one's back
/lˈɛt ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ ɹˈoʊl ˈɔf wˈʌnz bˈæk/
to not allow negative things such as an unfair criticism, etc. to have any effect on one
life goes on
/lˈaɪf ɡoʊz ˈɑːn/
said to a person after they have an unpleasant or sad experience to encourage them to keep on living as they used to
load / weight off one's mind
/lˈoʊd wˈeɪt ˈɔf wˈʌnz mˈaɪnd/
something that is finally dealt with and does not bother one anymore
to snap out of sth
/snˈæp ˌaʊɾəv ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
to recover from or overcome a negative emotional or mental state
to take sth on the chin
/tˈeɪk ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ ɑːnðə tʃˈɪn/
to accept unpleasant or difficult things or situations, such as criticism or misfortune, without complaining
that is the way the cookie crumbles (in the market)
/ðæt ɪz ðə wˈeɪ ðə kˈʊki kɹˈʌmbəlz ɪnðə mˈɑːɹkɪt ɔːɹ/
said after an unfortunate event to mean one must accept the situation as it is
the calm after the storm
/ðə kˈɑːm ˈæftɚ ðə stˈoːɹm/
a peaceful time when things has improved following a period of difficulty, stress, or chaos
the calm / lull before the / another storm
/ðə kˈɑːm lˈʌl bɪfˌoːɹ ðɪ ɐnˈʌðɚ stˈoːɹm/
a time when everything seems peaceful or fine before serious problems arise
the end of the world
/ðɪ ˈɛnd ʌvðə wˈɜːld/
a situation that is an absolute disaster or is the worst thing that could possibly happen
the show must go on
/ðə ʃˈoʊ mˈʌst ɡˌoʊ ˈɑːn/
used for saying that one must continue an activity, performance, etc. despite any problem or difficulty
that is the way the ball bounce
/ðæt ɪz ðə wˈeɪ ðə bˈɔːl bˈaʊns/
used to say that one cannot control everything as bad things happen regardless
to throw in the towel
/θɹˈoʊ ɪnðə tˈaʊəl/
to accept the fact that one has been defeated
put / stick that in one's pipe and smoke it
/pˌʊt stˈɪk ðæt ɪn wˈʌnz pˈaɪp ænd smˈoʊk ɪt/
used for telling someone to accept and consider something as true or valid, usually after a disagreement or argument
to live from day to day
/lˈaɪv fɹʌm dˈeɪ tə dˈeɪ/
to experience life in the present moment and focus less on long-term plans or financial preparations
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