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bitter pill

Meaning: something unpleasant to be endured

Example: Finding out that she was adopted was a hard pill for Hailey to take. Read on

a hard nut to crack

Meaning: a problem that is difficult to solve

Example: She's such a tough nut to crack. Nobody seems to be able to get through to her. Read on

call of duty

Meaning: something you must do or feel compelled to do

Example: Both of my grandfathers felt it was their call of duty to enlist immediately for active service when the war broke out. Read on

a smooth sea never made a skilled sailor

Meaning: a proverb that means easy situations can never improve you or make you better

Example: You are just cutting days in the comfort of your home and spending your parents' money. You need to really get out and face the actual life. Remember, a smooth sea has never made a skilled sailor. Read on

pull your socks up

pull your socks up Meaning | Definition to be determined to work very hard to resolve to achieve a target that is usually difficult to achieve to ensure … Read on

strive to do

Meaning: to try very hard to achieve

Example: This is perhaps the only politician that I have come across who strives to do what he promised. Read on

go the extra mile

Meaning: to make an extra effort

Example: When it comes to weaker students, the teacher goes the extra mile to help them understand. Read on

bitter medicine

Meaning: something difficult to accept

Example: Initially, the lockdown during the pandemic was bitter medicine for all. Read on

as busy as a bee

Meaning: very busy

Example: I am trying to complete my assignment by the weekend and am as busy as a bee. Could we rather meet up next week? Read on

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come hell or high water

Meaning: come what may

Example: I want to complete this report by today, come hell or high water. Read on

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