swallow pride

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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Gravity makes for a comical start, so you swallow pride and hike-a-bike uphill from the trailhead at Westfir.
Sometimes, when a plan goes wrong and disaster is visible on the horizon, it is time to swallow pride, and turn around.
Crucially, this left the PUK on the sidelines with the official line that the PUK is still mulling over it options but clearly the PUK would be disappointed at developments with its options now to swallow pride and accept what it is given on the table or declare its opposition.
It just needs politicians to swallow pride, and change policies.
It is bizarre Villa ever let him go in the first place but we should swallow pride and admit we need his skills and strength of character in midfield.
And is it time to let bygones be bygones, to swallow pride and give Jason Sherlock a call after he was discarded?
They've all have had to swallow pride, setting aside personal feelings, even disappointment, as they go through practices trying help make their teammates better.
It's not easy to swallow pride but you need to accept some wise advice from an experienced individual.
If someone could swallow pride, mixed with humble pie and head over to Rotterdam an immediate solution could be found that would please fans and players alike.