bite the bullet meaning?

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What's the meaning of "to bite the bullet" idiom? Please give me some examples!
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Idiom Scenario 1:



Two students are talking about a term paper that is due soon ...
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.


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Gerund Form of the Idiom:

Biting the bullet and finally doing something that you have been avoiding can bring a sense of relief.
 
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Idiom Scenario 2:



A couple are talking about a sliver of wood that has been embedded in the husband's finger for several days ...
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?"
Husband:  "No!"
Wife:  "Well then, bite the bullet and let me take it out."

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Idiom Usage:

Imperative:
Bite the bullet!
 
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Idiom Definition:


"to 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
 
Synonyms: abide, bear, endure, stand, suffer, take, tolerate
 




 


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