bitter pill

noun

Definition of bitter pill

: an extreme vexation or humiliation especially : one constituting a punishment, retribution, or unavoidable expedient having to seek his foe's aid was a bitter pill to take

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“Bitter pill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bitter%20pill. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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