Idiom – Bite The Bullet
Bite The Bullet – Idiom of the Day
Do the unpleasant but necessary thing.
The phrase was first used by Rudyard Kipling in his 1891 novel The Light That Failed. It was derived from a patient having to bite on a bullet while undergoing a painful surgical procedure without anesthesia.
- Sometimes in life, one needs to bite the bullet and do what needs to be done.
- I guess I just have to bite the bullet and break up with Janice.
- Mary has to learn to bite the bullet and face her fear of heights.
- The only way I can have my life back is if I bite the bullet and quit my job.
- Dude, it’ll all be okay. You just need to bite the bullet and tell her how you really feel.
- One of us has to bite the bullet and clean the toilet this week.
- Man, I just got to bite the bullet and bathe in this freezing weather, I have no choice.
- You mean I have to step out in this pouring rain and buy the groceries? Well, time to bite the bullet, I guess.
- Well, I just have to bite the bullet and get that prostate exam.
- Bite the bullet and jump off that plane, bro. You’re not going to regret it.