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English Idiom: Bite the Bullet – Meaning and Pronunciation

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  1. My team, Real Madrid, it is losing so many games even having good players. The rivals are trying to take advantage of that. So, we need bite the bullet and carry on.

  2. i wanted to vist the United States this comming week, however the flights are too expensive. i have to bite the bulllet and wait for a ticket discount next time.

  3. The last year, I decided to bite the bullet and start studying English.
    Thanks Rachel for this video is amazing,

  4. I'm on my first job and I don't almost have time to watch Rachel's videos, so I'll have to bite the bullet and watch them while I'm working:) haha

  5. She doesn't like to study English on the weekends but she's going to start doing it. She wants to get fluent.

  6. Hey Rachel, could you say me what means the expression "I´M DOWN TO MY LAST SOCK"? Please.
    Thanks a lot for your great help.

  7. Examples:
    ► I suppose he thought it would be best to bite the bullet and pay out one large sum of money rather than be bled to death over the years penny by penny. (Atwood, 1996)
    Bite on the bullet, old man, and don't let them think you're afraid. (R. Kipling, ‘The Light That Failed’, ch. XI) — Стисни зубы и молчи, старина. Пусть они не подумают, что ты боишься.
    …brace up and bite the bullet. I'm afraid I've bad news for you. (P. G. Wodehouse, ‘The World of Jeeves’, ch. 2) — …возьмите себя в руки. Мужайтесь. Боюсь, что у меня плохие новости для вас.
    You'll have to bite the bullet and accept the fact that your wife has left you — Тебе придется стиснуть зубы и примириться с тем, что от тебя ушла жена
    You are just going to have to bite the bullet — Надо держаться
    I hate going to the dentist, but I suppose I'll just have to bite the bullet.
    We've all experienced unpleasant moments when we had to bite the bullet and apologize for something we did.
    we are now seeing responsible industries beginning to bite the bullet and clean up waste sites — Harold Gershowitz
    • You are just going to have to bite the bullet and make the best of it.
    • Jim bit the bullet and accepted what he knew had to be.
    He disliked being indebted to someone he despised, but he was obliged to bite the bullet.
    They decided to bite the bullet and pay the extra for the house they really wanted.
    • I wasn't happy with the way my career was going so I decided to bite the bullet and look for another job

  8. 翻看了你近七年来的所有CLIPS,我哑然了!果然如小鲤托福所说:“靡不有初,鲜克有终。”

  9. I'm down to my last underwear. I guess I'll have to bite the bullet and do the loundry. No way, I can live without it!

  10. A zombie attacked a dog in a garden last night. The dog got wounded for protecting the home. It had to bite the bullet to bite the zombie in return and drove him away.

  11. Hi Rachel, thank you for your videos, they helped me a lot.
    By the way, can you make a video on how to pronounce the consonant cluster 'GR' and the word 'GROWTH'?

  12. Hi, Rachel
    I wanted to know what does ' you get the jizz' means ?
    I believe it's an idiom. i've heard it before in a TV show, and i don't seem to find it's meaning online

  13. This video was very useful to me! Thank you so much for your wonderful pronunciation videos Rachel! Also i have trouble pronouncing the word "After" could you help me out with the pronunciation of this word please ( :

  14. ''my third year at university seems very difficult but i must bite the bullet or else i'll fail '':) i don't no if it's a correct phrase thnx so much for the demonstration teacher Rachel i have problem with some words that sounds at the end with the song J like in this sentence : I'm a newbie on the computer, and I have a big problem with popup advertisements'' they pronounce and i have like this : anj i have can u explain in it to me plz and sorry for disturbing u 🙂 best wishes teacher .

  15. Hi Rachel! Do you any videos about pronunciation of verbs in past linked to other words? By example "walked around" Because I can't tell between "link together" and "linked together" "asked you" and "ask you", "missed you" and "miss you"
    other phrases would be: "left I" "lost a" slipped by" "absorbed by" "based on" "stressed word".


  16. Sorry to bother you Rachel. I've asked this question a couple of times and I'm still a little confused. In a stop t video that you made you said that it's not necessary to lift your tongue for the stop t that you can stop the air with your throat. In this video you say you have to lift your tongue up to the roof of the mouth for the stop t. My question is when do you raise your tongue up to make the stop t and when do you just stop the sound with your throat. Again sorry to bother you… English is a complicated language

  17. Hello Rachel, I'm Daniel from Brazil and about your video Clinton Trump In my opinion US have twice candidates even so terrible.
    I don't like it Trump but are candidates Democrats like Clinton that make our life in South America even Hard.
    Lula, Dilma, Kristina Kirchner, Evo Morales, Hugo Chavez, Nicolas Maduro.
    Our life here it's very bed with this kind of politics.
    take care

  18. My question is about the pronunciation of bullet. Is there more then one way ? Because it sounds more like "boollet " areas I´m most concerned as it was "bullet" as the sound of "but". Are they both correct? If you go at Google translator, it is pronounced "bullet" the same as "but"

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