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To bite the bullet is to make yourself do something or accept something difficult or unpleasant.
Example Usage: They decided to bite the bullet and pay the extra for the house they really wanted; Car drivers are biting the bullet after another rise in petrol prices.
Did you know...? It is thought that this phrase originated from the practice, during war, of having a patient bite on a bullet to help them cope with the pain of surgery, if anesthetic were not available.
(Noun) - A plan of what someone is going to do and when they are going to do it; A list that shows the times that buses, trains etc leave or arrive at a particular place.
Example Usage: The majority of holiday flights depart and arrive on schedule;
Could you please check the train schedule for tomorrow?
Did you know...? The word 'schedule' was the Oxford Dictionary's 173rd most-viewed word last year.
To recognise the significance, importance or value of something; To understand how good or useful someone or something is.
Example Usage: "We appreciate that caring for children is an important job"; "I really appreciate the help you gave me with my assignment"
Did you know...? The word 'appreciate' was in the Oxford Dictionary's top 500 most-viewed words last year.
It's better to proceed in a safe manner than to proceed and be sorry you took that action. Something that you say which means it is best not to take risks even if it seems boring or hard work to be careful.
Example Usage: "Should I take my umbrella today?" Answer: "Yes, I think you should - better safe than sorry!"
"Do I have to wear my seatbelt, we are only driving around the corner?" Answer: "Yes, better safe than sorry"