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English definition of “a bitter pill (to swallow)”

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a bitter pill (to swallow)

something that is very unpleasant but must be accepted: Losing to a younger player was a bitter pill to swallow.
Translations of “a bitter pill (to swallow)”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不得不吞的苦果, 必須接受的殘酷事實…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不得不吞的苦果, 必须接受的严酷事实…
(Definition of a bitter pill (to swallow) from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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