swallow one's pride

swallow one's pride
bring one's pride under control, become humble

I had to swallow my pride and go and ask my supervisor for some extra money.


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  • swallow one's pride — {v. phr.} To bring your pride under control; humble yourself. * /After Bill lost the race, he swallowed his pride and shook hands with the winner./ Compare: EAT ONE S WORDS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • swallow one's pride — {v. phr.} To bring your pride under control; humble yourself. * /After Bill lost the race, he swallowed his pride and shook hands with the winner./ Compare: EAT ONE S WORDS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • swallow one's pride — To humble oneself • • • Main Entry: ↑swallow …   Useful english dictionary

  • swallow one's pride —    If you swallow your pride, you accept something humiliating or embarrassing, for example having to admit that you are wrong, or that you have less knowledge that you thought.     When Jill failed the exam, she had to swallow her pride and… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • swallow\ one's\ pride — v. phr. To bring your pride under control; humble yourself. After Bill lost the race, he swallowed his pride and shook hands with the winner. Compare: eat one s words …   Словарь американских идиом

  • swallow one's pride — verb To set aside ones feelings of pride and adopt a more humble or appropriate stance …   Wiktionary

  • pocket one's pride — See: SWALLOW ONE S PRIDE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pocket one's pride — See: SWALLOW ONE S PRIDE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pocket\ one's\ pride — See: swallow one s pride …   Словарь американских идиом

  • swallow — swallow1 [swä′lō] n. [ME swalwe < OE swealwe, akin to Ger schwalbe, ON svala, swallow, & prob. Russ solovyej, Czech slavík, nightingale] 1. any of a family (Hirundinidae) of small, swift flying, insect eating passerine birds with long, pointed …   English World dictionary

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