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Biting The Bullet ( patiently waiting when you do not want to wait ... )

"Biting The Bullet"

You "bite the bullet" when you are forced to be patient and wait when you do not want to wait.

Example: "Hurry mom, I really have to go to the bathroom." Reply: "We won't be there for another 20 minutes. Bite the bullet."

You "bite the bullet" when you withstand pain or discomfort knowing that it will get better in the future.

Example: "Forty students in one class is too many." Reply: "Until we get more teachers, we have to bite the bullet."

Biting the bullet describes the uncomfortable feeling of having to wait when you feel you cannot wait.

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