One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Accept something unpleasant or difficult.
- ‘So please, don't hate winter - winter doesn't hate you; it just thinks that you should suck it up and put on a sweater.’
- ‘I think I might just need to suck it up and pay the extra!’
- ‘I sucked it up and did what I said I would do for donations.’
- ‘He still has to suck it up as he has been sucking it up all his life.’
- ‘They should suck it up and accept the will of the people.’
- ‘I sucked it up, however, complimented her on her gown, and wished her and her friends a fun evening.’
- ‘Hanson tells us to suck it up and muddle through, and he is right.’
- ‘Maybe if I just suck it up and wait it out it will get better.’
- ‘The Japanese, for example, speak of ‘gaman,’ which roughly means to suck it up when things are tough.’
- ‘Superstar artists are going to have to suck it up and deal with accepting less as well because their contracts are driving the outrageous prices.’
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