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bitter pill to swallowUsed other than as an idiom: see bitter pill, swallow.Rate it:

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bitter pill to swallowSomething unpleasant that must be accepted or endured.Rate it:

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hard pill to swallowSomething that is difficult to accept.Rate it:

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pill to swallowUsed other than as an idiom: see pill, swallow.Rate it:

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pill to swallowSomething to be accepted or tolerated.Rate it:

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bitter pillSomething unpleasant that must be accepted or endured.Rate it:

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horse pillA medicinal pill which is very large in size and is therefore difficult for a person to swallow.Rate it:

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horse pillA fact, proposal, claim, etc. that is difficult to accept or believe.Rate it:

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on the pillUsing oral contraceptives.Rate it:

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pill in the pocketA pill carried in a pocket of one's clothing such as pants or a coat.Rate it:

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pill in the pocketA medication, usually prescribed by a physician, which the patient is to carry with him or her, and which is to be used only under certain conditions.Rate it:

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pill millAn clandestine operation where a medical worker spuriously offers prescription medications to patients in exchange for bribes and not necessarily for any actual need.Rate it:

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roll the pillTo stimulate ones clitoris; to masturbate.Rate it:

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sugar pillUsed other than as an idiom: see sugar, pill.Rate it:

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sugar pillA placebo medication.Rate it:

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take the red pillTo understand the world in its previously unknown reality.Rate it:

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one swallow does not a summer makeOne sighting or instance of an event does not necessarily indicate a trend.Rate it:

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swallow upTo completely enclose or envelop.Rate it:

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swallow your pride!To accept that you have to do something that you think is embarrassing or that you think you are too good to do.Rate it:

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one swallow does not a spring makeAlternative form of one swallow does not a summer make.Rate it:

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one swallow does not make a springAlternative form of one swallow does not a summer make.Rate it:

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one swallow does not make a summerA sign is not proof Rate it:

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one swallow doesn't a spring makeAlternative form of one swallow does not a summer make.Rate it:

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one swallow doesn't a summer makeAlternative form of one swallow does not a summer make.Rate it:

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one swallow doesn't make a springAlternative form of one swallow does not a summer make.Rate it:

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one swallow doesn't make a summerOne sighting or instance of an event does not necessarily indicate a trend.Rate it:

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swallow one's prideTo set aside one's feelings of pride and adopt a more humble or appropriate stance.Rate it:

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swallow your pride!Occasionally one will be shown to be exceedingly mistaken, misled or misinformed in his actions or assertions and pronouncements. This discovery and honest admission on the part of the advocate can be upsetting.Rate it:

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a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go downAn otherwise unpleasant situation can be pleasant when a pleasant aspect is deliberately introduced.1999, Eli Yassif, The Hebrew Folktale: History, Genre, Meaning, Indiana University Press, ISBN 0253335833, page 372,One is known as the "sweetening parable," that is to say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Thus, when the aim is to preach to the people, to guide them along the "bitter," arduous path of upholding burdensome precepts and prohibitions, a tale can lighten the load, make the "medicine" easier "to swallow."2001, Maureen Reagan, First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir, Little, Brown, ISBN 0316736368, page 319,It put some fun into the tedious business of preparing for a presidential debate. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, right?2004, John Hoover, How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive... Without Killing Your Boss, Career Press, ISBN 1564147045, page 11,If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a barrel of laughs can wash down the big pills you might need to swallow.Rate it:

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double dutchSex using a condom and the contraceptive pill at the same time.Rate it:

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go down the wrong wayTo swallow food or drink so that it goes down the wrong tube in one's throat and makes one cough or for a short period lose one's breath or choke.Rate it:

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wash downTo help to swallow by drinking a liquid, after eating something, or taking a pill.Rate it:

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