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grin and bear it

C2 to accept something bad without complaining: I really don't want to go, but I guess I'll just have to grin and bear it.
(Definition of grin and bear it from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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grin and bear it

to accept something bad without complaining: This cast will be on my arm for six weeks, so I’ll just have to grin and bear it.
(Definition of grin and bear it from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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