take one's medicine
Definition of take one's medicine
: 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
: to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as
: to seize or capture physically
: to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing
: a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment
: a distinct treatment or variation
: an act or the action of taking: such as
: a substance or preparation used in treating disease
: something that affects well-being
: the science and art dealing with the maintenance of health and the prevention, alleviation, or cure of disease
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