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English definition of “live to tell the tale”

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.Coping and not copingDealing with things or peopleTolerating and enduring
(Definition of live to tell the tale from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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