Roll with the punches: to be able to deal with a series of difficulties and challenges; to accept the consequences of a choice; to accept the fate of a situation 安然度過難關: 從容應付連串困難


  1. “The boss says we have to work tomorrow.” “On Sunday? That sucks!” “Well, you have to learn to roll with the punches.”
  2. Kevin nearly decided to quit after losing the big game, but instead he rolled with the punches and changed to another coach.

(Insider sports, 2021/07/26)

An Olympic triathlon disaster that led to a false start was “kind of annoying,” the bronze medal winner Hayden Wilde of New Zealand said after the event.

Pandemonium ensued when the swimming leg of Monday’s event in Tokyo had to be brought back by a false start because a broadcasting boat blocked around half of the competitors from diving into the water.

The other half were unaware and kept swimming until they were eventually hauled back to dry land to start over.(…)

Wilde was one of the triathletes to have dived in during the false start. Rather than complain about potentially wasted energy, he claimed it was “actually quite good to tick the arms over for 50 plus meters.”

He said: “It kind of got the heart rate up a bit too much. It is what it is and you’ve just got to keep composed, and sometimes that happens and you’ve just got to roll with the punches.”

在奧運鐵人三項贏得銅牌的紐西蘭選手Hayden Wilde說,游泳項目起跑錯誤[有點惱人]。星期一在東京的比賽,因為選手游泳項目開始後被召回而造成一陣騷動,會那樣是因為一艘廣播船擋住了一半的參賽者,害他們沒辦法跳進水裡。另外一半不知情的選手繼續游,直到他們被召回陸地上重新開始。


(The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register, 2021/08/04)

The past year has been a roller coaster ride for local restaurant owners and managers, who have had to roll with the punches through the ever-changing health and safety protocols that have come in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite being affected by the stay-at-home orders and closed indoor dining room mandates early on in the pandemic, most area restaurants have step-by-step over the past several months seen business pick up a bit. Although few have seen business return to pre-pandemic levels, loosening of restrictions since the height of the near lockdowns last spring have set the table for improvement.



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