to bite the bullet (third-person singular simple present bites the bullet, present participle biting the bullet, simple past and past participle bit the bullet)
- (idiomatic) To endure a punishment or consequence with dignity or stoicism.
- (idiomatic) To accept a negative aspect of a situation in order to proceed.
endure punishment with dignity or accept a negative aspect of a situation
- Dutch: door de zure appel (heen) bijten
- Finnish: purra hammasta (bite the tooth)
- French: serrer les dents (fr) (clench the teeth)
- German: in den sauren Apfel beissen (de) (bite into the sour apple)
- Icelandic: bíta í það súra epli (is)
- Norwegian: bite i det sure eple (no) (bite into the sour apple)
- Russian: сти́снуть зу́бы pf (stísnutʹ zúby) (clench the teeth)
- Swedish: bita i det sura äpplet (sv) (bite into the sour apple)