swallow (one's) pride

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swallow (one's) pride

To ignore one's ego in order to do something that one finds humiliating or below one's standards. I don't have any other job offers, so I guess I just have to swallow my pride and accept this entry-level position. You need to swallow your pride and apologize.
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swallow one's pride

Fig. to forget one's pride and accept something humiliating. I had to swallow my pride and admit that I was wrong. When you're trying to master a new skill, you find yourself swallowing your pride quite often.
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swallow one's pride

Humble oneself, as in She decided to swallow her pride and apologize. This idiom employs swallow in the sense of "refrain from expressing," a usage dating from the early 1600s.
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swallow your pride

COMMON If you swallow your pride, you do something even if you are embarrassed or ashamed about it. If necessary, he can swallow his pride and work with his political enemies. These people are swallowing their pride and looking for charity.
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swallow your ˈpride

decide to act in a way you are ashamed of or embarrassed by because you want or need something very much: She is very independent and it was hard for her to swallow her pride and ask for help.
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I'M somewhat irked by your anonymous correspondent's view that I should swallow my pride and go to Sixfields (Letters, April 2).
But Radcliffe, 37, (above) who has yet to win an Olympic medal, said: "I know I can do a lot better, but I will swallow my pride a bit.
I had to swallow my pride because I wanted to do better.
I had to swallow my pride a little bit because I wanted to do better than that, but still it's ticked off.
She just looked at her mate Suddenly I realised my gaffe "Get lost k head You're havin a laugh" They both roared with laughter I could only swallow my pride Crawled back to the bar I had nowhere to hide Just another knock back Every Saturday night is the same I'm used to it now, but I'll keep playing the game One night I will cop off Mark my words, wait and see With Miss World on my arm There will be no more K.
Unfortunately, I had to swallow my pride and with my wife being pregnant this was a consideration in the decision.
He said: "The only thing that can possibly make me change my mind - and make me swallow my pride - would be if my Castrol guys came back and said 'Here's a Honda V5 on Michelins'.
Should I continue accepting their help, knowing the sacrifices they make on my account, or give up, swallow my pride and put the house on the market and downsize?