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suck_it_up

suck it up

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suck it up (third-person singular simple present sucks it up, present participle sucking it up, simple past and past participle sucked it up)

  1. (idiomatic) To put up with something; to deal with something, such as pain or misfortune, without complaining.
    • 2001, Ben Marcus, "Graded By My Students," Time, 8 Jan.:
      Some students suck it up and meet the challenge. Others look around wildly for someone to blame.

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