The loss was a tough pill to swallow
for some of the team's fans.
Donald Trump's head-scratch-inducing trip to Mexico to meet with the country's president, whom he's very excited to talk with, feels like a tough pill to swallow
. (Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has invited Clinton as well.) And then there'll be the "highly anticipated" speech about immigration following his visit, a media spectacle you won't want to miss.
It really was a tough pill to swallow
for Munsayac as the team's usually vocal leader fell silent inside the dugout.
He said: "The injury was a tough pill to swallow
. It's hard to think that your World Cup dream is being snatched away but now I can hopefully add to the cause come Saturday."
That must have come as a tough pill to swallow
, as UBS thought it would not be fined after pleading guilty and promising to behave.
"It was a tough pill to swallow
last year but I've learnt a lot from that," he added.
"For us as players, and also the fans, because we were in fourth place for so long and looking so strong when in that position, then it is a tough pill to swallow
Reduced foreign sugar sales will be a tough pill to swallow
: During the harvest season ending in June, EU producers will have exported an estimated 7.2 million tons.
It's a good thing that the National Academy of Sciences has experience with medicine because having to publish statistics that refute its members' own errant beliefs is obviously proving to be a tough pill to swallow
It's a tough pill to swallow
, especially if your heart remains with that organization.
Nelson's attachment to Ireland from his early days as a professional and his affiliation with John Kavanagh will make his withdrawal a tough pill to swallow
for a lot of Irish fans.
For a some Most Valuable Players, the notion of being put in a supporting role may be a tough pill to swallow
Patterson said: "We're a bit battered and bruised and relegation is a tough pill to swallow
Fellow Kiwi Williams (above) said: "Mark is a very close mate of mine, so personally it was a tough pill to swallow
Steve McNamara's side plays only for pride against Papua New Guinea at Eden Park on Saturday and O'Loughlin admits: "It would be a tough pill to swallow
if we went home without a win.