take your medicine

take your medicine
take your medicine phrase
to accept or deal with an unpleasant situation without complaining
Thesaurus: to be patient, and to not complain too muchsynonym
Main entry: medicine

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take your medicine
informal : to accept something that is unpleasant because it is necessary and cannot be avoided

If he loses the case, he should just take his medicine and stop complaining.

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Main Entry:medicine

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