What "make it through" means? I heard it in a speech.

I googled it and found out "not die as a result of an illness or an accident, get better after an illness, recover, survive, respond". Is it right?

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    Details please. If you can provide more context, we can better answer the question. Why do you doubt the meaning found in the Google search? – James K Jun 23 '19 at 21:58
  • I doubted the search because I thought the result was not enough. The context was a war story. – dgolive Jun 24 '19 at 17:10
  • Which war story? Please provide the context. That means either linking to the source or quoting a substantial amount of the speech before and around this expression. – James K Jun 24 '19 at 17:26

In a broader sense, it means to overcome a difficulty, to persevere, to go through a tough period, to undergo an unpleasant experience.

There is a song called "Stone Cold" where Demi Lovato sings

Me and my heart, we'll make it through.

meaning she will find the strength to move on after breaking up with the person she was in love with.

Usually, it's to make it through sth implying a period of time, or describing a problem.

I'm just trying to make it through the day. (informal)

You've made it through your labours and surely with the support of family and friends. (a commencement address to graduates)

The Holy Spirit is our helper so we are able to make it through the storms of life. (a religious theme)

It is He that gives us the wisdom, insight, and fortitude to make it through the many obstacles we confront in this world. (a religious theme)

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