take one's medicine

Definition of take one's medicine

informal
:to accept something that is unpleasant because it is necessary and cannot be avoided
  • If he loses the case, he should just take his medicine and stop complaining.

Word by Word Definitions

take play
  1. : to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

  2. : to seize or capture physically

  3. : to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

medicine play
  1. : a substance or preparation used in treating disease

  2. : something that affects well-being

  3. : the science and art dealing with the maintenance of health and the prevention, alleviation, or cure of disease


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