Learn English Words the Easy Way Series – A bitter pill (n) 轻松学习英语单词系列 – A bitter pill （名词）
This series is particularly tailored for people learning English – English words particularly. Like many languages, English words can be broken down into parts; each part has its own meaning, contributing to the overall meaning of the word itself. Understanding how each word is put together with “parts” helps a learner remember English words easier.
A bitter pill (n) （名词）
Phonetics 音标: [ - ]
An unwanted or unpleasant situation/experience that one is forced to accept.
In Part 分解部份:
a + bitter + pill
a + bitter + pill + (n)
一颗 + 苦的 + 药丸 + （名词）
A bitter pill is a phrasal noun that can be used for a less ideal situation that is being forced upon someone to accept. Sometimes, the phrase is followed by “to swallow” to reinforce the sense of being forced into accepting the situation.
** A bitter pill **是一个短语名词，可以用来形容在一个不太理想的情况下，相关人士却被迫要接受。有时会在该短语后面加上“to swallow”以增强被迫接受情况的情况。
The manager was given a bitter pill to fire his own subordinates.
Our nation has swallowed a bitter pill in accepting this peace agreement.
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