English version

bite the bullet

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbite the bulletbite the bulletinformalACCEPT to start dealing with an unpleasant or dangerous situation because you cannot avoid it any longer I finally bit the bullet and left. bite
Examples from the Corpus
bite the bulletIf the Socialists win the election, they too will have to bite the bullet.It means Labour biting the bullet.So, this week, Priddle bit the bullet.In the February issue I warned you that I was going to bite the bullet and buy a real computer.It's not easy, but as a manager, sometimes you have to bite the bullet and fire people.When fate marks you down for immortality you'd just better bite the bullet and lace your boots up tight.A lot of companies had to bite the bullet and lay off a lot of their employees.Shouldn't we bite the bullet now and legislate, as many are suggesting?
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