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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Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, an opposition member, also welcomed the US' help and even advised President Rodrigo Duterte, who has criticized the Americans, to 'just swallow his pride and be grateful about it.
The PM should swallow his pride and put in an application today for EU cash - to prove that both he and Europe can work for Britain.
With Liverpool insisting Suarez will not be sold, either to the Gunners or any other club this summer, the want-away striker has had no alternative but to swallow his pride and apologize, the report said.
GEORGE OSBORNE should swallow his pride and admit the Government's economic strategy is failing, Shadow Welsh Secretary Owen Smith said last night.
But Alloa boss Hartley wants Levein to swallow his pride.
But by the end of this first hour, new producer Bel had persuaded him to swallow his pride and join the team as a home affairs reporter.
Bobby expects to find another job quickly but, after constant rejections, eventually has to swallow his pride to take work from builder brother-in-law Costner.
He also states that it's a poor system, free or not, but if he was able to swallow his pride then I am sure he would not feel this way.
Jack tries to raise money to send Martha to a cancer retreat - and is forced to swallow his pride.
Fallon must ask for help As someone who has been there, Kieren Fallon needs to swallow his pride and ask for help.
Kenwright needs to swallow his pride and step down for the good of the club.
Half a million viewers saw Big Jack swallow his pride and say he would love Keane to return to the Irish squad for the vital Euro qualifier against Switzerland next month.
Anderson was at a crossroads: work for a construction company or swallow his pride and return to AVC.
Now, with the Italian transfer window closed, Dalla Bona, 20, has decided to swallow his pride and stay.
With the club insisting Suarez (above) will not be sold, the striker had no choice but to swallow his pride and apologise.