a bitter pill

a bitter pill an unpleasant or painful necessity.
Main Entry: pill

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  • Bitter Pill — may refer to: * Bitter Pill , a song by Soul Asylum from their 1990 album And the Horse They Rode in On * Bitter Pill , a song by Annie Lennox from her 2003 album Bare * Bitter Pill , a song by Mötley Crüe from their 1998 compilation album… …   Wikipedia

  • bitter pill — noun singular an unpleasant fact or situation that is difficult to accept: a bitter pill to swallow: The truth about her husband had been a bitter pill to swallow …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bitter pill to swallow — A bitter pill to swallow is something that is hard to accept …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • bitter pill to swallow —    A bitter pill to swallow is something that is hard to accept.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    A bitter pill to swallow is something very difficult or unpleasant to accept.    Something very unpleasant or difficult to accept is a bitter …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • bitter pill — noun : an extreme vexation or humiliation; especially : one constituting a punishment, retribution, or unavoidable expedient having to seek his foe s aid was a bitter pill to take * * * bitter pill, anything that is hard to accept. * * * (a)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bitter pill to swallow — a bitter pill (to swallow) phrase an unpleasant fact or situation that is difficult to accept The truth about her family had been a bitter pill to swallow. Thesaurus: difficult situations and experiencessynonym Main entry: pill * * * (a) bitter… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bitter pill — a distressing experience or result that is hard to accept (often in the expression a bitter pill to swallow): Being passed over for promotion was a bitter pill to swallow. * * * …   Universalium

  • bitter pill — UK / US noun [singular] an unpleasant fact or situation that is difficult to accept a bitter pill to swallow: The truth about her husband had been a bitter pill to swallow …   English dictionary

  • bitter pill — {n.} Something hard to accept; disappointment. * /Jack was not invited to the party and it was a bitter pill for him./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bitter pill — {n.} Something hard to accept; disappointment. * /Jack was not invited to the party and it was a bitter pill for him./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bitter pill to swallow — noun Something unpleasant that must be accepted or endured. [T]o see himself dethroned, the object of her contempt, was a bitter pill to swallow …   Wiktionary

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