Tings and Things

Roll with the punches

April 15, 2021 Jonathan Mbaya & Simba Tsumba Episode 120
Tings and Things
Roll with the punches
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Tings and Things
Roll with the punches
Apr 15, 2021 Episode 120
Jonathan Mbaya & Simba Tsumba

Initially a phrase used in boxing: i.e. move one’s body away from an opponent’s blows so as to lessen the impact. In modern language, an idiom: cope with and withstand adversity, especially by being flexible. No matter how you define it, we have all heard this phrase before. I think we can all relate to a moment when something didn’t happen the way we hoped. A presentation didn’t go well. You got fired from a job, or laid-off. The car’s engine died and you’re scrambling to find the finances to get it repaired.  

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Initially a phrase used in boxing: i.e. move one’s body away from an opponent’s blows so as to lessen the impact. In modern language, an idiom: cope with and withstand adversity, especially by being flexible. No matter how you define it, we have all heard this phrase before. I think we can all relate to a moment when something didn’t happen the way we hoped. A presentation didn’t go well. You got fired from a job, or laid-off. The car’s engine died and you’re scrambling to find the finances to get it repaired.