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pay the piper

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  • as inbite the bullet
  • as inface the music
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Synonyms for pay the piper

verb endure pain bravely
  • be forced
  • bow to fate
  • cross the Rubicon
  • face the music
  • have no choice
  • know no alternative
  • leap into the breach
  • pay the piper
  • seize the opportunity
  • stand up and take it
  • suck it up
  • swallow the pill
  • take it
  • take one's medicine
  • take the rap

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bite the bullet

verb. endure pain bravely
  • be forced
  • bow to fate
  • cross the Rubicon
  • face the music
  • have no choice
  • know no alternative
  • leap into the breach
  • pay the piper
  • seize the opportunity
  • stand up and take it
  • suck it up
  • swallow the pill
  • take it
  • take one's medicine
  • take the rap

face the music

verb. accept the consequences
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