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one swallow does not a summer makeOne sighting or instance of an event does not necessarily indicate a trend.Rate it:

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swallow upTo completely enclose or envelop.Rate it:

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swallow your pride!To accept that you have to do something that you think is embarrassing or that you think you are too good to do.Rate it:

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bitter pill to swallowUsed other than as an idiom: see bitter pill, swallow.Rate it:

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bitter pill to swallowSomething unpleasant that must be accepted or endured.Rate it:

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hard pill to swallowSomething that is difficult to accept.Rate it:

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one swallow does not a spring makeAlternative form of one swallow does not a summer make.Rate it:

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one swallow does not make a springAlternative form of one swallow does not a summer make.Rate it:

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one swallow does not make a summerA sign is not proof Rate it:

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one swallow doesn't a spring makeAlternative form of one swallow does not a summer make.Rate it:

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one swallow doesn't a summer makeAlternative form of one swallow does not a summer make.Rate it:

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one swallow doesn't make a springAlternative form of one swallow does not a summer make.Rate it:

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one swallow doesn't make a summerOne sighting or instance of an event does not necessarily indicate a trend.Rate it:

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pill to swallowUsed other than as an idiom: see pill, swallow.Rate it:

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pill to swallowSomething to be accepted or tolerated.Rate it:

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swallow a bitter pillTo accept or endure an unpleasant situation.Rate it:

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Swallow Hook, Line and SinkerNaive or credulous who immediately believes in something, to believe in something without inquiring about itRate it:

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swallow one's prideTo set aside one's feelings of pride and adopt a more humble or appropriate stance.Rate it:

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swallow the dickTo use long words without knowledge of their meaning.Rate it:

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swallow the leekTo change one's mindRate it:

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swallow your pride!Occasionally one will be shown to be exceedingly mistaken, misled or misinformed in his actions or assertions and pronouncements. This discovery and honest admission on the part of the advocate can be upsetting.Rate it:

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a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go downAn otherwise unpleasant situation can be pleasant when a pleasant aspect is deliberately introduced.1999, Eli Yassif, The Hebrew Folktale: History, Genre, Meaning, Indiana University Press, ISBN 0253335833, page 372,One is known as the "sweetening parable," that is to say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Thus, when the aim is to preach to the people, to guide them along the "bitter," arduous path of upholding burdensome precepts and prohibitions, a tale can lighten the load, make the "medicine" easier "to swallow."2001, Maureen Reagan, First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir, Little, Brown, ISBN 0316736368, page 319,It put some fun into the tedious business of preparing for a presidential debate. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, right?2004, John Hoover, How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive... Without Killing Your Boss, Career Press, ISBN 1564147045, page 11,If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a barrel of laughs can wash down the big pills you might need to swallow.Rate it:

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boire un bouillon (lit.)To swallow water (when swimming); To swallow a bitter pill; To lose a lot of money.Rate it:

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einmal ist keinmalOnce doesn’t count; one swallow does not a summer makeRate it:

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faire avaler des couleuvres à quelqu’unTo say very humiliating things to a man who, on account of his inferior position, is obliged to put up with them; To make any one swallow a bitter pill.Rate it:

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get downTo swallow.Rate it:

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go down the wrong wayTo swallow food or drink so that it goes down the wrong tube in one's throat and makes one cough or for a short period lose one's breath or choke.Rate it:

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horse pillA medicinal pill which is very large in size and is therefore difficult for a person to swallow.Rate it:

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rejeter le moucheron et avaler le chameauTo strain at a gnat and swallow a camel.Rate it:

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une fois n’est pas coutumeIt is only this once; One swallow does not make a summer; Once does not count.Rate it:

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wash downTo help to swallow by drinking a liquid, after eating something, or taking a pill.Rate it:

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