Grit Your Teeth

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To endure pain courageously, to put up with harsh time or difficulty

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  • It is a much popular 18th century expression. The word “grit” in the expression means to brace or fix your teeth together closely and tightly. When one is faced with a difficult and painful situation, work or job which really demands great emotional and physical courage. He tends to grit his teeth to show his determination and fortitude.
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Doctor asked the patient to grit his teeth while fixing rod in his leg.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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