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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If a reluctance to blink first is holding back David Cameron and Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, let them swallow their pride and ask, politely if necessary, the Russian Ambassador in London to inform the Kremlin this game is dangerous and must cease.
According to the Mirror, the troubled boxing legend said that he visits a psychiatrist once a month to stop wanting to kill himself, adding that if more people suffering from depression swallow their pride like he did and sought help, it would help a lot.
If Clegg and Cameron can swallow their pride and are prepared to make compromises on their policies and principles for the sake of the country, shouldn't we?
We suggest selectmen swallow their pride and realize it's rules like these that get so many fed up Good & Plenty with well-meaning but unnecessary governmental intrusion.
It's time for our obese children - used to gobbling down their dinners - to finally swallow their pride and sign-up for "fat camp".
s future to swallow their pride and be willing to try something new.
The English can save themselves a lot of time and disappointment, if they can swallow their pride and learn from our mistakes.
It is time for everyone involved with the Swans to swallow their pride, approach Hamer and see if he really can put together a financial package to rescue the club.
The study found that it is not just young people who are being forced to swallow their pride and move back in with their parents, with an estimated 440,000 twenty-five to 34-year-olds returning home.
Why don't the experts swallow their pride, admit that they cannot persuade people to accept their beliefs and then offer the single, acceptable jab?
When the food stamps are gone, and the minimum-wage paychecks or Social Security benefits can't stretch to the end of the month, they must swallow their pride and stand in line to fill their families' stomachs.
But after a desperate day in the transfer market, United were forced to swallow their pride and bid well over the figure that Fellaini had written into his contract as a release clause, until it expired at the beginning of August.
The powers that be need to swallow their pride and get the guy in as soon as possible, if they want to succeed.
Richie Bennis believes one side will have to swallow their pride for the greater good of hurling and football in the county.
Now it's time for the postmen to swallow their pride and vote in favour of returning to work.