hard pill to swallow


hard pill to swallow
Something that is hard to accept.

That my own son could have done something so horrible is a hard pill to swallow.


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  • swallow — swal|low1 [ swalou ] verb ** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to make food or drink go from your mouth down through your throat and into your stomach: She quickly swallowed the rest of her coffee. I had a sore throat and it hurt to swallow. a )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English