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Hang in there

Posted by Smokey Stover on March 05, 2008 at 04:49:

In Reply to: Hang in there posted by Federico Rodriguez on March 04, 2008 at 14:05:

: What is the origin of "Hang in there"?

I confess that I have not researched this. It sounds much like the exhortation to "hang on" or "just hang on," and the meaning is the same, as far as I can tell. It means persevere, or don't let the bastards grind you down, or keep the faith, or whatever variation on persevere suits the circumstances.