It’s been a while since we have had an idiom of the week. Here is a common used phrase.
Meaning: to just wait a little longer while in a difficult situation because relief is coming soon.
Example 1: Hang in there! I’m almost there to help.
Example 2: I had one week left of school while working full time and my mom told me to, “Hang in there.”
Example 3: If you can be strong and hang in there just a little longer, things will get easier.
In which situation/s would someone most likely tell you to, “Hang in there?” (more than one answer is possible)
a. You’re having fun at a party.
b. You’re on a long car ride and can’t stop, but you have to use the bathroom.
c. Your soccer team is winning, but the other team is quickly catching up with only 2 minutes left to play.
Answer: b and c
Explanation: In both situations, you have an urgent need and there is pressure on you to continue until a certain time.