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bite the bullet

Definitions

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  • v. To endure a punishment or consequence with dignity or stoicism.
  • v. To accept a negative aspect of a situation in order to continue moving forward.

Etymologies

Possibly from the reported practice of soldiers biting a bullet to avoid crying out in pain, usually during a medical procedure or punishment. (While this is given frequently as an etymology, this source suggests that the term derives instead from the practice of biting open paper cartridges.) (Wiktionary)

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