take one's medicine


take one's medicine
1) примириться с неизбежным, стойко перенести что-л. неприятное; ≈ проглотить пилюлю

You go back and take your medicine like a man. (O. Henry, ‘Cabbages and Kings’, ch. XVII) — Отправляйтесь обратно и примиритесь с неизбежным, как подобает мужчине.

But he had never run away... He had always stayed and taken his medicine. Cheese-Face had been a little fiend at fighting, and had never once shown mercy to him. But he had stayed. He had stayed with it! (J. London, ‘Martin Eden,’ ch. XV) — Но Мартин ни разу не обратился в бегство... Он всегда стойко держался до конца, хотя ему и приходилось туго. Масляная Рожа был подлым противником и не давал никогда пощады. Но Мартин держался до конца!

...it must have been bitter medicine to take and, except for Howden's own toughness in negotiations, the concession would never have been won. (A. Hailey, ‘In High Places’, ch. 17) — ...это была горькая пилюля для президента США, и если бы Хауден не проявил такой твердости в переговорах, то никогда не добился бы этой уступки.

2) понести заслуженное наказание

If it were just myself, I think I might conceivably stay here and take my medicine. But there is the whole crowd... They'll be under inspection as long as I am here. (C. P. Snow, ‘The Sleep of Reason’, ch. 37) — Если бы речь шла только обо мне, то я, вероятно, остался бы здесь и понес заслуженное наказание. Но дело касается многих людей... Если я здесь останусь, их замучают проверками.

‘you had a duty to notify police.’ ‘Yes, I understand.’ ‘Therefore,’ Tragg went on, ‘you'd have to take your medicine on that.’ (E. S. Gardner, ‘The Case of the Cautious Coquette’, ch. 18) — - Вам следовало сообщить полиции, что вы обнаружили тело. - Понимаю. - Вам еще достанется за то, что вы не позвонили, - продолжал Трэг.


Большой англо-русский фразеологический словарь. - М.: «Русский язык-Медиа».. 2006.

Смотреть что такое "take one's medicine" в других словарях:

  • take one's medicine — phrasal : to submit to punishment : accept unpleasant consequences of one s acts * * * take one s medicine To accept with stoicism an unpleasant but deserved punishment • • • Main Entry: ↑medicine * * * submit to something disagreeable such as… …   Useful english dictionary

  • take one's medicine — idi take one s medicine, to submit bravely or resignedly to punishment, esp. when deserved …   From formal English to slang

  • take one's medicine — {v. phr.} To accept punishment without complaining. * /The boy said he was sorry he broke the window and was ready to take his medicine./ Compare: FACE THE MUSIC(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take one's medicine — {v. phr.} To accept punishment without complaining. * /The boy said he was sorry he broke the window and was ready to take his medicine./ Compare: FACE THE MUSIC(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take\ one's\ medicine — v. phr. To accept punishment without complaining. The boy said he was sorry he broke the window and was ready to take his medicine. Compare: face the music(2) …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take one's medicine — submit to punishment as being deserved. → medicine …   English new terms dictionary

  • take one's medicine — receive the treatment that one deserves, receive a punishment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • take one's hooks —  Depart, take one s medicine Accept punishment …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • take one's own medicine — accept punishment without complaining He likes to criticize everyone but can never take his own medicine when others criticize him …   Idioms and examples

  • medicine — (n.) c.1200, medical treatment, cure, remedy, also used figuratively, of spiritual remedies, from O.Fr. medecine (Mod.Fr. médicine) medicine, art of healing, cure, treatment, potion, from L. medicina the healing art, medicine; a remedy, also used …   Etymology dictionary

  • take it — [v] accept, endure acknowledge, agree, bear with, bite the bullet, capitulate, don’t make waves*, don’t rock the boat*, face the music*, go along with, grin and bear it*, hang tough, live with, play the game*, put up with, sit still for*, stand… …   New thesaurus

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