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swallow something

verb

To accept or endure reluctantly; stomach: What I can't swallow is that he was then promoted (1591+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • I paused to swallow something that hindered a clear utterance.

    Bardelys the Magnificent Rafael Sabatini
  • She had to swallow something that felt like a big lump in her throat.

  • It is highly important that women should swallow something good and hot about five o'clock.

    Six Women and the Invasion Gabrielle Yerta
  • Dear, dear, dear; but you must make an effort to swallow something, sir.

    A Charming Fellow, Volume II (of 3) Frances Eleanor Trollope
  • “Yes, I did,” said Distin, after making an effort as if to swallow something.

    The Weathercock George Manville Fenn
  • Mr. Murray appeared to swallow something, probably a wish, with difficulty.

  • You swallow something, no matter what, and you are satisfied.

    Don Orsino F. Marion Crawford
  • He would say to them: "Well, if you don't like my Bill, you'll have to swallow something much worse from the Radicals next year."

    The Earl of Mayo William Wilson Hunter
  • He was trying to swallow something, and the thing had stuck on the way.

    Wild Life Near Home Dallas Lore Sharp
  • I hardly need to eat, but our camp cook actually forces me to swallow something.

    An Anarchist Woman Hutchins Hapgood

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