grin and bear it
Definition of grin and bear it
: to accept something that one does not like because there is no choice I don't agree with their decision, but all I can do is grin and bear it.
Word by Word Definitions
: to draw back the lips so as to show the teeth especially in amusement or laughter
: any of a family (Ursidae of the order Carnivora) of large heavy mammals of America and Eurasia that have long shaggy hair, rudimentary tails, and plantigrade feet and feed largely on fruit, plant matter, and insects as well as on flesh
: a surly, uncouth, burly, or shambling person
: to move while holding up and supporting (something)
: to be equipped or furnished with (something)
: behave, conduct
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