swallow one's pride


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swallow (one's) pride

To put aside one's personal reluctance in order to do something. I don't have any other job offers, so I guess I just have to swallow my pride and accept this entry-level position.
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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.
See also: pride, swallow