hack it
phrasal 1. cope 2b <
I can't hack it any longer
>
2. to be successful <
couldn't hack it in the world of professional sports
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hack it — [v] to succeed accomplish, avail, be successful, bring home the bacon*, carry off*, come out on top*, come through, cut it, cut the mustard*, deliver the goods*, get to the top*, hit the mark*, make a go of it*, make it*, make the cut*, make the… …   New thesaurus

  • hack it — tv. to stand up to something; to endure something. □ It’s hard, but I’m sure I can hack it. □ I’m afraid you can’t hack it. It just isn’t working out …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • hack it — vb to succeed, to manage (in spite of adversity). A slang usage which remained relatively obscure until the early 1980s, since when it has become a common colloquialism. The original sense of hack is uncertain here; it may mean to drive, to… …   Contemporary slang

  • hack it — informal he tried to run his own commercial fishing outfit, but he couldn t hack it Syn: cope, manage, get on/by, carry on, come through, muddle along/through; stand it, tolerate it, bear it, endure it, put up with it; informal handle it, abide… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • hack it — verb To cope with, to be successful in. I dont know if I can hack it here, the work is too hard for me …   Wiktionary

  • hack it — (informal) COPE, manage, get on/by, carry on, come through, muddle along/through; stand it, tolerate it, bear it, endure it, put up with it; informal handle it, abide it, stick it; Brit. informal be doing with it. → hack …   Useful english dictionary

  • hack it — informal manage; cope. → hack …   English new terms dictionary

  • hack (it) — Verb. To manage, cope. E.g. I m giving up my job next week, I can t hack the stress …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • hack (it) — Verb. To manage, cope. E.g. I m giving up my job next week, I can t hack the stress …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • hack it — Synonyms and related words: answer, avail, be able, be equal to, be up to, bear, can, can do, clear, clear the hurdle, come along, come on, contrive, cut it, cut the mustard, do, do it, engineer, fill the bill, fulfill, get along, get by, get on …   Moby Thesaurus

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