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What does the following quote mean?

"If you're going through hell, keep going." Winston Churchill
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Hi,

What does the following quote mean?

"If you're going through hell, keep going." Winston Churchill

It sounds like 'If you are in big trouble, don't stop trying until you are out of trouble'.

'Going through hell' is an idiom that means going though terrible difficulties.

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I'm reminded of "when you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on'.
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PhilipI'm reminded of "when you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on'.
This reminds me of "hang up your shingle" somehow.
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I know exactly what it means!!

It means - when you are experiencing the inner turmoil such as Churchill's major depression, you cannot fight against it, for that will only make it worse!! Instead you have to relax into it and let it run its course.
Jackson6612What does the following quote mean?

"If you're going through hell, keep going."
It means that even very bad times don't last forever. Eventually they come to an end.
If you go through a room, you come in one door, and you go out another door on the other side of the room.
So if you go through hell, you enter at one place and exit at another.
The play is on the expression "go through hell", which does not literally mean entering and exiting the flames of hell, but simply "have a rough time", "experience great adversity".
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CalifJimIf you go through a room, you come in one door, and you go out another door on the other side of the room.
So if you go through hell, you enter at one place and exit at another.

Though I understand what you are saying, still I would like to ask you a question. 

How did you come in?

I came in through door.

How do you get out of this room?

You will get out using the door.

Would it have been wrong if it were said: You come in through one door, and you go out through another door?
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How did you come in?

I came in through [the / that / this] door.

How do you get out of this room?

You will get out [using / through] [the /that / this] door.

Would it have been wrong if it were said: You come in through one door, and you go out through another door? No. That's perfectly fine. It's the normal, ordinary, natural way of saying it.


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