A bitter/hard pill to swallow


Senior Member
American English
Howdy y'all,

That is to say: a difficult fate to accept

For example: "The employees have already suffered a pay cut, and further reduction of benefits will be a hard/bitter pill to swallow."

amertune, avaler? :confused:

Someone get me a glass of cabbage juice -je sèche. Thanks. :)
  • Nicomon

    Senior Member
    Français, Québec ♀
    Hello David,

    A familiar version - at least in Quebec - of egueule's solution would be : la pilule est dure à avaler

    Also heard - and something I might say : la pilule est amère.
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