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    Hi,

    I tried to do a research to find the meaning of this phrase: "Please bear with us.", but i coudn't find any. Please help. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie Formanes View Post
    Hi,

    I tried to do a research to find the meaning of this phrase: "Please bear with us.", but i coudn't find any. Please help. Thank you.
    Please be patient with us.
    See this dictionary .

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    This phrase means "please be patient with us" ...

    If someone says this, they are kind of warning whoever they are talking to that something might not be as good as they expect....

    For Example:

    I went to sleep really late last night and did not have time to prepare this speech, so please bear with me.
    (the person is warning the other that because he went to bed so late, that his speech might not be very good, and he asks that they be patient with him)

    The best site I think for different idioms and expressions is http://www.CoolAmericanEnglish.com ...

    for the most idioms search the stories pages, there are also really cool videos there with subtitles.

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    Another good place is:

    http://books.google.com

    where MANY dictionary are listed.

    Search for

    "bear with" phrasal

    (because it is a phrasal verb, and you want to see the respective dictionary pages:

    http://books.google.com/books?q=%22b...&sa=N&start=10

    Then look at the respective dictionaries. Several definitions:

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    Communication Skills in English‎ - Page 47

    by AL Madan, Yogita Dua, Sangeeta Mehta

    Phrasal Verbs 1. Abide by = remain faithful to Two teams should abide by the ...

    Bear with = to be patient with someone She did not like him but she had to ...
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    The Concise Oxford Dictionary‎

    by Judy Pearsall - Reference - 1999 - 1666 pages
    Page 118


    PHRASAL VERBS bear down (of a woman in labour) exert downwards pressure in ...

    bear up remain cheerful in the face of adversity,

    bear with be patient or ...
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    Another good place for idioms and phrasals:

    http://www.answers.com/library/Idioms

    Use the
    Search Inside
    box in the center of the page, not the one at the top.

    Search Inside: bear

    gives you:

    http://www.answers.com/main/searchDS...lse&x=378&y=21

    which has several idioms and phrasals with bear, including yours.

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