American Idioms and Expressions

Roll With The Punches Idiom

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Roll with the punches
What does Roll with the punches mean?
Weather through tough times, try to minimize the trouble.Sometimes in life you just have to roll with the punches, even when the punches feel like they are coming from Mike Tyson.
Rolling with the punches is a technique used in boxing. The objective is to avoid receiving a direct hit with solid contact.
The technique is to move away from the punch in an attempt to avoid the blow or at least create a glancing blow. A glancing blow being preferable to a direct hit.

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