hard to swallow

This page is about the idiom hard to swallow


Something that someone has said is hard to swallow if it's difficult to believe.

For example

  • His excuse for coming late was a bit hard to swallow, don't you think?

  • I find a lot of Jack's stories hard to swallow, but I still enjoy hearing them even if they aren't entirely true.

Quick Quiz

Of all his stories, the one that most people found the hardest to swallow was the one about

a. being taken for a ride in a U.F.O. by aliens

b. being given fried spiders to eat in Cambodia

c. seeing people stick pins and needles through their cheeks

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Contributor: Matt Errey