turn the other cheek Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “turn the other cheek” in the English Dictionary

"turn the other cheek" in British English

See all translations

turn the other cheek

to not do anything to ​hurt someone who has ​hurt you: Neither ​nation is ​renowned for ​turning the other ​cheek.
(Definition of turn the other cheek from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"turn the other cheek" in American English

See all translations

turn the other cheek

to ​decide not to do anything to ​hurt someone who has ​hurt you: I ​know it's ​frustrating, but it's often ​best to turn the other ​cheek. Fighting won't ​solve the ​problem.
(Definition of turn the other cheek from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “turn the other cheek”
in Chinese (Simplified) (受到伤害后)不予还击, 容忍, 甘受污辱…
in Chinese (Traditional) (受到傷害後)不予還擊, 容忍, 甘受污辱…
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
by ,
April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

Read More 

Word of the Day

nutty

containing, tasting of, or similar to nuts

Word of the Day

bio-banding noun
bio-banding noun
April 25, 2016
in sport, grouping children according to their physical maturity rather than their age ‘When we’re grouping children for sports, we do it by age groups, but the problem is that, within those age groups, we get huge variations in biological age,’ said Dr Sean Cumming, senior lecturer at the University of Bath’s department for

Read More