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Meaning of “take the rough with the smooth” in the English Dictionary

"take the rough with the smooth" in British English

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take the rough with the smooth

to ​accept the ​unpleasantparts of a ​situation as well as the ​pleasantparts: That's ​relationships for you - you have to take the rough with the ​smooth.
(Definition of take the rough with the smooth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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