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Flavia.lm escreveu:Let's stick to Oxford, then:
swallow something to accept insults, criticisms, etc. without complaining or protesting
I was surprised that he just sat there and swallowed all their remarks.
http://www.oxfordadvancedlearnersdictio ... ry/swallow
Flavia.lm escreveu:grin and bear it (only used as an infinitive and in orders) to accept pain, disappointment or a difficult situation without complaining
There's nothing we can do about it. We'll just have to grin and bear it.http://www.oxfordadvancedlearnersdictionary.com/dictionary/grin
Mark_Temple escreveu:As regards what Gabi said regarding "to eat crow/humble pie", I don't think the meaning here is the same at all:
eat humble pie ( BrE )
( NAmE eat crow )
to say and show that you are sorry for a mistake that you made. From a pun on the old word umbles , meaning ‘offal’, which was considered to be food for poor people.
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