Meaning of “live to tell the tale” in the English Dictionary

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"live to tell the tale" in British English

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live to tell the tale

to successfully deal with or continue to live despite a difficult situation or experience:

We had a horrific journey, but we lived to tell the tale.

(Definition of “live to tell the tale” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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