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

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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)