korien_nov30“Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and give someone bad news.”
“I wanted to go to the concert but I couldn’t risk failing the test the next day, so I bit the bullet and spend the evening studying.”

To “bite the bullet” is to deal with a painful or unpleasant situation that cannot be avoided. Many people say it comes from surgery patients biting down on bullets in order to endure pain, in the days before anesthesia.


「bite the bullet(弾丸を噛む)」とは避けられない痛み、不愉快なことに耐えるという意味です。麻酔がなかった時代に手術の痛みに耐えるために弾丸を噛んだという噂です。