Idiom of the Week: Swallow Your Pride

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Meaning: To admit when you are wrong. To accept a humiliating or embarrassing truth.

Examples:

It’s OK if you made a mistake, just swallow your pride and admit it.

The students swallowed their pride when the teacher told them they would have to repeat the course.

My husband finally swallowed his pride and apologized about lying to me.

Pop Quiz:

When would someone swallow their pride?

A.  If they do poorly on a test.

B.  If they do very well on a test.

C.  If they get caught cheating on a test.

To see the answer, click on “Continue reading”:

The correct answer is C. It is OK to do bad or good on a test, but if you are caught cheating on a test you will need to admit you are wrong and suffer the consequences.

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One thought on “Idiom of the Week: Swallow Your Pride

  1. Pman says:

    I like this example : It’s OK if you made a mistake, just swallow your pride and admit it.

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