A bitter pill

Submitted by Albaniana on 08.08.2017

A bitter pill (English) — an unpleasant fact that you must accept

English, explained by Llegó Dolor Del Corazón on Fri, 26/08/2016 - 07:59

A bitter pill — A terrible situation that must be accepted.

English, explained by Albaniana on Tue, 08/08/2017 - 12:58
Question: is it intrinsic to the idiom that the situation "must be accepted"? Couldn't it also apply to a situation that is difficult, or impossible to accept? - Marko Bindreiter 11 months ago

A bitter pill — Άσχημο γεγονός που πρέπει να δεχτώ

Greek, explained by Stavroula on Sat, 27/08/2016 - 10:07

A bitter pill — Θα πιω κι αυτό το φαρμάκι

Greek, explained by Guest on Fri, 08/12/2017 - 02:06

A bitter pill — Το πικρό χάπι

Hebrew, explained by Guest on Sun, 03/12/2017 - 16:43

A bitter pill — тягостная необходимость; горькая пилюля

Russian, explained by St. Sol on Thu, 22/02/2018 - 00:40

A bitter pill — Un hecho desagradable que hay que aceptar

Spanish, explained by SoPink on Mon, 29/08/2016 - 18:53

A bitter pill — En obehaglig faktum att man måste acceptera

Swedish, explained by SoPink on Mon, 29/08/2016 - 18:52

Translations of "A bitter pill"

ItalianUna pillola amara da ingoiare

"A bitter pill" in lyrics

I'm in here busy looking for the next top model
Who's wearing something new and something old
And something borrowed
I know this crazy life can be a bitter pill to swallow
So forget about tomorrow
Tonight, we're drinking from the bottle

Calvin Harris - Drinking from the Bottle

I've been tired of this thinking (hey)
so I've drowned it out with drinking (oh)
Tastes like a bitter pill but I'll just wash it down
With the taste of something sweet that some doctor gave me now
And this is a madness

Molly Smitten-Downes - Children of the Universe

We weren't born to follow
Come on and get up off your knees
When life is a bitter pill to swallow
You gotta hold on to what you believe

Bon Jovi - We Weren't Born To Follow

And saw you swimming in that sea of white

Wedding Bells ringing up upon that hill
And I don’t wanna swallow such a bitter pill
You keep on moving, baby I stay still
I always loved you and I always will

Coldplay - Wedding Bells

It's too late
Much too late

You are like a bitter pill
That i had to take
Against my will

Tokio Hotel - Break Away

And I gone, on the rising tide
For to face Van Diemen's land.

It's a bitter pill I swallow here
To be rent from one so dear.
We fought for justice and not for gain

U2 - Van Diemen's Land

[Bridge - Eminem]

Marshall you’re no longer the man, that’s a bitter pill to swallow
All I know is I’m wallowin’, self- loathing and hollow
Bottoms up of pill bottle maybe I’ll hit my bottom tomorrow

Eminem - Talkin' 2 Myself

I'm a fist, I'm afraid, I'm a link in the chain
Worst of the best, but I'm in this race
You don't know me
I'm a knife, I'm a rope, I'm a bitter pill
A tooth on the cog that you built to spill
You don't know me

Art of Dying - You Don’t Know Me

Yeah, I'm on fire and I know that it burns

Baby, fineness is the way to kill
Tell me how it feel, bet it's such a bitter pill
And yeah, I know you thought you had big and better things
Bet right now this stings (wait a minute)

Demi Lovato - Sorry Not Sorry

Don't push me so far, no

And I'm, not trying to be giving you a bitter pill,
no I!
And I, don't wanna make you promises I can't fulfill,

Sweetbox - Don't Push Me

I wanna run, I wanna stay the same

Stand down, know your place
A bitter pill I won’t taste
I wanna run, I wanna stay the same

Matt Cardle - Lately

I can't believe which side you're on
Everyone around you laid with dogs
Like a bitter pill that's lost it's taste
I'll take the whole thing anyway

Cold - Give

Wretch and miserable is the lamb
that expects to get milk from the fox:

from now on he prepares a bitter pill.
Orgosolo proud and brave,
the entire population

Luciano Pigliaru - Pratobello

Emanating echo fading
It’s a tricky trail to follow
Choosing red over choosing blue
It’s a bitter pill to swallow

Oh I want to thank you for

3 - The Ghost You Gave To Me

It’s a crooked line I follow
It’s a rocky road I ride
It’s a bitter pill I swallow
Just to keep you by my side
Just to keep you satisfied

Billy Idol - Bitter Pill

Some photos are left there, just the half part of them
You're not here anymore
A kiss from another mouth
Is like a bitter pill that's very hard to swallow
Let me, and the thing is that you don't see
That it hasn't stopped raining

José Feliciano - It Hasn't Stopped Raining

It's a bitter pill
Everyday they make me swallow it down
And it's against my will

Well, I spend a lot of time
Just hanging round, waiting

Puressence - Bitter Pill

Whisper what you want and scream for what you need
You can't see horizons if you follow
Words won't cut too deep but they still make you bleed
Silence is a bitter pill to swallow

The Pierces - Strange Love

When hearts never break
And daddys stay at home
When a bitter pill is sweet
And nobody is in need
Then I’ll be yours, I’ll be yours

MiNa (Switzerland) - I'll be yours

Fuck it, here it comes, uh
Heartbreak is annoying
And I feel it in the morning
Swallow it down like a bitter pill
At least it'll taste better than this feeling will
And I don't like myself when I'm just standing still

Julia Michaels - Don't Wanna Think

your pretty face and voice
they are still clear in my memory

I take a bitter pill called time
I swallow you with against my will
you always look as if there's nothing

Bad Love (OST) - My Heart Is Sad

Everybody tells me about Maremma, Maremma...
But it seems to me that Maremma is bitter [fn]The expression borders on the meaning of 'Maremma is a bitter pill'. In the Sixties the region offered a lot of land reclamation job opportunities, but the hard conditions of work made it life threatening to move there. Hence the singer swears at the region [/fn]
If a bird goes there, it's bound to lose its feathers
I lost a loved one there

Amália Rodrigues - Bitter Maremma

My skin doesn't fit
My words seem so hollow
I feel like a fraud
And that's a bitter pill to swallow

Sometimes it hits me right between the eyes

Alexz Johnson - Who Am I Fooling?

Go on and beg and steal and borrow
But that won't get back my tomorrow

It's a bitter pill to swallow
Can you taste the pain and sorrow?
Go on and beg and steal and borrow

Joe Bonamassa - "Get Back My Tomorrow"