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Chris -- 2015-05-30
A friend of mine said this the other day. The reinterpretation is from “grin and bear it” =~ “smile through adversity”, to the new “grit and bear it” =~ “tough it out, as though gritting your teeth, through adversity”. This usage seems to fit quite well into the definition of an eggcorn — a mishearing that introduces a new, different meaning that’s still plausible in the context — but eager to hear what you all think!
*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .