One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Submit to punishment as being deserved.‘cattle thieves would confess their guilt and proudly take their medicine’
accept one's punishment, take the consequences of one's actionsView synonyms
- ‘Yet loyal to the last, Scotland's fans are prepared to take their medicine.’
- ‘And he took his medicine, and learned from his mistakes, and didn't take his wounded ego to the media.’
- ‘You made a call, acknowledged it was probably wrong and took your medicine with grace.’
- ‘As long as we have a hearing and are treated fairly, we will take our medicine.’
- ‘Considering the gravity of the previous night's debacle, we thought it a good idea to return to the scene of the crime, just to see how they took their medicine.’
- ‘Gareth took his medicine and responded with a tremendous performance - the way you would expect a professional to do.’
- ‘But he should write a fulsome letter of apology to the tour officials concerned, and just take his medicine.’
- ‘If he didn't then he should come clean and take his medicine as he so sanctimoniously advises all his politician friends to do.’
- ‘He had an affair with a blonde teenager but took his medicine and kept his marriage together.’
- ‘So I took my medicine and I'm on probation now for three years.’
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