grin » grim
Spotted in the wild:
- After speaking with the college tutor he has told me that I should just grim and bear it for the remainder of my time, which, I think I can handle? (link)
- You do get used to it and small children tend to overlook bad smells for obvious reasons–so you might have to grim and bear it for a few minutes. (link)
- Everyone looks so grim and bear it, so thickly socked and guarded. It’s their bottle greens and navy blues. England is so buttoned up. (poetrymagazines.org.uk)
- Im not looking forward to the 23 hour flight, but will have to grim and bear it! (link)
Analyzed or reported by:
- Ken Lakritz (on this site)
The predicative use in the example “Everyone looks so grim and bear it” is particularly interesting.
See also grin and bare it.