“India development team, we really gotta bite the bullet, stay late and finish this project so we don’t have to deal with it on Monday.”
“There’s no one else to do this but me. I guess I should bite the bullet and just finish it off.”
“That bug is really irritating. This ticket is taking too long. Paul, can you please bite the bullet and finish it before you leave tonight?”
Bite the bullet is an idiom that has many uses in business and casual discussions. Some of the above statements could be heard in offices across the U.S. Could you make out the meaning of this American idiom – to bite the bullet?
Yep, you got it! To bite the bullet means to do something pending, something we may have been been putting off, something we find hard or cumbersome to do. Often when we bite the bullet, we have to stop procrastinating on work we find unpleasant and do it no matter what.
How to Respond to the Idiom
How do you think you could respond to the phrases or sentences above if they were said to you?
Free Video Tutorials
The video podcasts below share a few more sample sentences with this phrase, bite the bullet.
Check out this tutorial on Bite the Bullet by Phillip