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Idioms

grin and bear it

This page is about the idiom grin and bear it

Meaning

If you grin and bear it, you accept a difficult situation and try not to let it upset you.

For example

  • I really don't like singing karaoke, but if it's someone's birthday party I'll grin and bear it.

  • Our son was very brave about his treatment in hospital and he'd always grin and bear it.

Quick Quiz

You just have to grin and bear it when you

a. go to the movies

b. go to the zoo

c. go to the dentist

Idiom of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey