swallow one's pride

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British pronunciation/swˈɒləʊ wˈɒnz pɹˈaɪd/
American pronunciation/swˈɑːloʊ wˈʌnz pɹˈaɪd/
to swallow one's pride
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to have no choice but to do something that is embarrassing in one's standards

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to [swallow] {one's} pride definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "swallow one's pride" and when to use it?

The idiom "swallow one's pride" likely stems from the association between swallowing and the act of suppressing or overcoming one's pride or ego. Swallowing is often associated with a physical action of taking something into the body, and in this case, it symbolizes the internal process of accepting a situation or humbling oneself. This phrase is often used in interpersonal relationships, conflicts, or professional settings where individuals recognize the importance of humility, compromise, or maintaining harmony.

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She often swallows her pride to maintain a harmonious work environment.
They will need to swallow their pride and admit their role in the misunderstanding.
They swallowed their pride and accepted assistance from their colleagues.
I swallowed my pride and reached out to reconcile with my estranged friend.
He swallows his pride and apologizes sincerely for his mistake.
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