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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.
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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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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