Student 1: "Have you written that term paper that is due next week?"
Student 2: "I haven't even started it yet. It is so difficult and I have to read so many books. That means that I will not be able to do the things I like to do.
Student 1: "Well, I suppose it is time to just bite the bullet, accept that you will not party this weekend and write the paper.
Biting the bullet and finally doing something that you have been avoiding can bring a sense of relief.
Husband: "My finger is giving me so much pain."
Wife: "We should take out the sliver."
Husband: "But you are going to have to cut my finger and then probe the cut with some tweezers until you can find the sliver. It's going to hurt a lot.
Wife: "Do you want to continue to suffer with the sliver until it becomes infected?"
Wife: "Well then, bite the bullet and let me take it out."
Bite the bullet!
to accept something difficult or unavoidable in your life, prepare yourself for the hardship or pain and then do it
to suffer in silence