bear\ one's\ cross


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 bearing her cross, a son in prison.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • bear one's cross — See: CARRY ONE S CROSS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bear one's cross — See: CARRY ONE S CROSS …   Dictionary of American idioms

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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

  • 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

  • cross — crossable, adj. crossability, n. /kraws, kros/, n., v., adj., crosser, crossest. n. 1. a structure consisting essentially of an upright and a transverse piece, upon which persons were formerly put to death. 2. any object, figure, or mark… …   Universalium

  • cross — [[t]krɔs, krɒs[/t]] n. v. crossed, cross•ing, 1) a figure or object consisting of two lines or pieces intersecting usu. at right angles 2) a wooden structure consisting of an upright and a transverse piece, upon which persons were formerly put to …   From formal English to slang