It was the bitter pill which the Deemster's doings made them swallow.
But "making the best of it" is indeed a bitter pill, for she is not his style of woman.
I have swallowed the bitter pill and now I am gasping for breath.
It was a bitter pill to have to go down and consult with Canker, but he did not know what else to do.
It was difficult to swallow this bitter pill which ...