Definition of sink or swim in English:

sink or swim

  • Fail or succeed entirely by one’s own efforts: the bank does not leave its newcomers to sink or swim by themselves their businesses can sink or swim on the use of American technology
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    • The members of this generation will sink or swim by their own efforts.
    • The state is optimistic that if people are faced with sink or swim, they will swim.
    • It was sink or swim when we bought Lacken House and Breda qualified as a Sommelier a few years after.
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