pull through

pull through
recover from an illness or misfortune

It looked like he was going to die from cancer but in the end he pulled through and is now doing very well.

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  • pull through — recover, get well, get over the operation    The doctor didn t think he d pull through, but he s feeling fine …   English idioms

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