take one's medicine

idiom

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.

Dictionary Entries Near take one's medicine

Cite this Entry

“Take one's medicine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20one%27s%20medicine. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!