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Pulling through this period #1 (permalink) Fri Oct 14, 2011 13:18 pm   Pulling through this period
 

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ESL/EFL Test #162 "Phrasal idioms with the verb 'pull'", question 3

......... this period has given me the confidence and courage to pursue anything I want to despite the hard times.

(a) Pulling off
(b) Pulling out
(c) Pulling through
(d) Pulling in

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #162 "Phrasal idioms with the verb 'pull'", answer 3

Pulling through this period has given me the confidence and courage to pursue anything I want to despite the hard times.

Correct answer: (c) Pulling through

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pulling through this period= going through this period?

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Pulling through this period #2 (permalink) Fri Oct 14, 2011 13:25 pm   Pulling through this period
 

I'd say "to pull through something" means "to survive something"

http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/pull+through

"To go through a tough time/period" doesn't suggest survival, it just suggests that you're in some kind of trouble at the moment.
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