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Meaning of “a bitter pill (to swallow)” in the English Dictionary

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a bitter pill (to swallow)

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