bear one's cross
bear one's cross & carry one's cross
Fig. to handle or cope with one's burden; to endure one's difficulties. (This is a biblical theme. It is always used figuratively except in the biblical context.) •

It's a very painful disease, but I'll bear my cross.

I can't help you with it. You'll just have to carry your own cross.

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See: CARRY ONE'S CROSS.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • bear\ one's\ cross — • carry one s cross • bear one s cross literary v. phr. To live with pain or trouble; keep on even though you suffer or have trouble. Weak ankles are a cross Joe carries while the other boys play basketball. We didn t know the cheerful woman was… …   Словарь американских идиом

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  • carry one's cross — or {literary}[bear one s cross] {v. phr.} To live with pain or trouble; keep on even though you suffer or have trouble. * /Weak ankles are a cross Joe carries while the other boys play basketball./ * /We didn t know the cheerful woman was bearing …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • carry one's cross — or {literary}[bear one s cross] {v. phr.} To live with pain or trouble; keep on even though you suffer or have trouble. * /Weak ankles are a cross Joe carries while the other boys play basketball./ * /We didn t know the cheerful woman was bearing …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • carry\ one's\ cross — • carry one s cross • bear one s cross literary v. phr. To live with pain or trouble; keep on even though you suffer or have trouble. Weak ankles are a cross Joe carries while the other boys play basketball. We didn t know the cheerful woman was… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • have one's cross to bear — see cross …   Useful english dictionary

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  • cross — I adj. irritable cross at, with (cross at smt.; cross with smb.) II n. symbol of the Christian religion 1) to die on the cross (said of Jesus Christ) 2) to bear one s cross ( to bear a heavy burden ) 3) to make the sign of the cross figure of a… …   Combinatory dictionary

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