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To, when presented with a worst-case scenario to which all other alternatives have been exhausted, simply endure it. Named for the tank character in an MMORPG who is typically responsible for taking the brunt of attacks.
Aww man, I have three exams on one day and none of my profs are willing to let me reschedule.. looks like I gotta tank it.
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The expression "Tank it" derives its origin from the term "tank" in slang usage, where it commonly designates a person or a player who is able to take or handle the brunt of something (such as alcohol, aggressions, enemy fire, enemy attacks, difficult situations, criticism, reprehensions, etc.). It is therefore used as an encouragement similar to "You can do it", "Keep it up", "Go all out", "Stand strong", "Pull through" or even "Good luck" and "Break a leg"; while implying that the person directed should be strong and be able to take care of the situation no matter what the odds against them may seem to be.

WARNING: Should not be confused with the more standard verb "tank", meaning "to fail", as in "I tanked my exam" (i.e. "I failed my exam; I did poorly on my exam"). Though this verb is rarely employed in the imperative form, speakers unfamiliar with its secondary slang meaning may interpret it the wrong way.
"Dude, I don't know if I can do this, there are too many enemies"
"You'll be fine, just tank it!"

"I'm getting really nervous, I don't think I can do my presentation"
"Stop thinking so much about it. When the teacher calls you up, get up there and tank it. Do it like a boss, forget about the others."
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Just do it
Just jump in to the bin #tank it
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to complete fail
Are you willing to tank it on your exams?
作者 estuf 2011年3月15日

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