grin and bear it

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grin and bear it (third-person singular simple present grins and bears it, present participle grinning and bearing it, simple past grinned and bore it, past participle grinned and borne it)

  1. To endure a difficult or disagreeable situation with good humour.
    They made me work the Saturday of our wedding anniversary. What could I say? I just had to grin and bear it.


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