roll with the punches
phrasal 1. to move so as to lessen the impact of blows 2. to adjust to things as they happen

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • roll with the punches — (of a boxer) to move the body away to cushion the impact of the opponent s blows (also figurative) • • • Main Entry: ↑roll * * * roll with the punches phrase to accept both the good and the bad that life, or a situation, brings Being an actor… …   Useful english dictionary

  • roll with the punches — If you roll with the punches, you are flexible and able to adapt to difficult circumstances …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • roll with the punches — ► roll with the punches 1) (of a boxer) move one s body away from an opponent s blows so as to lessen the impact. 2) adapt oneself to adverse circumstances. Main Entry: ↑roll …   English terms dictionary

  • roll with the punches —    If you roll with the punches, you are flexible and able to adapt to difficult circumstances.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    When someone has to roll with the punches, they have to deal with a difficult situation by being flexible.     …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • roll with the punches — to change the way you do things so that you are not seriously affected by difficulties you experience Being an actor isn t easy, but I ve learnt to roll with the punches …   English dictionary

  • roll with the punches — be a flexible competitor, pick yourself up    In politics you learn to roll with the punches and keep going …   English idioms

  • roll with the punches — American & Australian to be able to deal well with difficulties or criticism. The poor woman has been jeered at and threatened with her life, but she just rolls with the punches …   New idioms dictionary

  • roll with the punches — 1》 (of a boxer) move one s body away from an opponent s blows so as to lessen the impact. 2》 adapt oneself to adverse circumstances. → roll …   English new terms dictionary

  • roll with the punches — idi cvb to cope by accommodating to adversity and remaining flexible …   From formal English to slang

  • ride with the punches — verb a) (of a boxer) To deflect the force of an opponents punches by moving the body adroitly b) (by extension) To cope with adversity by being flexible Syn: roll with the punches …   Wiktionary

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