take things as they come

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take things as they come

  1. (idiomatic) To accept and deal with events as they occur, with a composed state of mind.
    • 1899 Feb. 5, "Klondike Reminiscences," New York times, p. 15:
      There are really no hardships if you take things as they come and make the best of them.
    • 2002 Dec. 27, Sam Lister, "Lost love story of the valiant rifleman," Times Online (UK) (retrieved 25 July 2008):
      He also urges Louie: “Take things as they come and keep smiling. Keep your spirits up, my dear. Be of good cheer and all will be well.”

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