English Idiom of the Day – Bite the Bullet
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.