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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Will Denise swallow her pride or continue to go hungry?
He clearly wants to help her stay away from this guy, so she ought to swallow her pride and accept his help.
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Which is why she's forced to swallow her pride and become a Waterloo
PAULA RADCLIFFE admitted she had to swallow her pride and settle for achieving the Olympic qualifying time by finishing third in the BMW Berlin marathon yesterday.
Simon had to eat humble pie, now Cheryl has to swallow her pride, and we bet it was bitter for both of them.
Clarissa is urged by Harry to swallow her pride and apologise, but Liiz vows tp settle the score with her.
Clarissa is urged by Harry to swallow her pride and apologise, but Liz vows to settle the score with her An elated Dev receives a tempting offer during his dinnar date with Prem and Nina, and Backy decides to get Steve and Michelle back together
ATHLETICS: Paula Radcliffe admitted she had to swallow her pride and settle for achieving the Olympic qualifying time by finishing third in the BMW Berlin marathon.
In the scandal, he's thrown into jail, which means that Alicia must swallow her pride and return to work.
Here, in this final fateful edition, Tess must swallow her pride yet again as she and her D'Urberville relatives call upon Alec's help.