See also: tideover
- (transitive, idiomatic) To support or sustain someone, especially financially, for a limited period.
- Could you lend me ten pounds to tide me over till payday?
- Would a small snack tide you over until dinner?
- 1901, Henry James, The Papers:
- Each evening, it was true, when the flare of Fleet Street would have begun really to smoke, she had, in resistance to old habit, a little to hold herself; but for three successive days she tided over that crisis.