Meaning of “bite the bullet” in the English Dictionary

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"bite the bullet" in British English

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bite the bullet

to force yourself to do something unpleasant or difficult, or to be brave in a difficult situation:

I hate going to the dentist, but I'll just have to bite the bullet.

(Definition of “bite the bullet” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bite the bullet" in American English

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bite the bullet

to force yourself to perform an unpleasant or difficult action or to be brave in a difficult situation:

I decided I had to bite the bullet and take a couple of math classes even though I knew they were hard.

(Definition of “bite the bullet” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)