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"turn the other cheek" in British English

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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

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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…
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