To allow someone to hurt you or do something bad to you without defending yourself; almost ignoring an abuse

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  • This expression is taken from Bible in the New Testament, when Jesus advised and commanded his followers to avoid taking revenge even if someone is hurt badly or insulted. If a person slaps on one of your cheeks then there’s no need to fight rather ‘turn the other cheek’.
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Dave was willing to insult you badly and you were just turning the other cheek.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Turn the Other Cheek':

turn the other cheekTo accept a punishment or an injury and not act out revenge or retaliate.
turn the other cheekforgo retaliation
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