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- (idiomatic) To swallow one's pride (and humbly do as one is told or supposed to do) (literally: "to take the spoon into the beautiful hand").
- This can be used as a synonym for niellä ylpeytensä, but this is a much stronger expression of submitting, giving in or surrendering to a person who has authority.
- See ottaa.
- (to swallow one's pride) niellä ylpeytensä