swallow your 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 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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Come on Robert, swallow your pride and reach for what you preach.
You don't want to be having dull sex any more than he does, so swallow your pride and go for it.
Swallow Your Pride: At work on the potash table/reckoning up for a new song/put one, put one, from between the fingers/or at the checkout you are lost to view;/just a little better/making a fresh start/in promise to see all these signs/sit stable and by heart: so long/further to got, about to part.
Be brave Steve, swallow your pride and play Forssell from the start with Sutton for the last two games to give us a chance of winning both.
But please John, swallow your pride and put us all out of our misery.
Most journalists are scared to ask the United boss the simple question "When are you going to swallow your pride and admit Veron is not worth his place in the team?" because they do not want to be called an idiot or be slung out of press conferences.
If you're beaten then you swallow your pride and plan your revenge the next time around.
I know one thing is certain To put a smile on your face Is to hold a loved one real close In a tight loving embrace And if you do it quite often It becomes like a drug It really is amazing The power of a hug Whether in sad times, or glad times When arms warmly enfold you The feeling is so special As the energy flows through you Also in times of forgiveness Please swallow your pride Just hold out your arms And you will feel good inside There's no other feeling quite like it So don't be a mug Hold out your arms Go on, give someone a big hug!
Politicians of all parties - I ask you to swallow your pride, use the City Hall as your talking shop.
My advice is to spend your voucher, swallow your pride and take in what the instructor tells you.
Swallow your pride, Jimbo, and get your best goalie back between the sticks pronto.
"So come on the FA - swallow your pride and deliver what you promise - the best coach for the job."