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    Re: to jump over one's own shadow - is this english?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    to swallow his pride
    Is it the exact synonym of to pocket his pride/to put his pride in his pocket?

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    Re: to jump over one's own shadow - is this english?

    Quote Originally Posted by YETYland View Post
    Is it the exact synonym of to pocket his pride/to put his pride in his pocket?
    I've never seen or heard that idiom so I'm afraid I don't know.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: to jump over one's own shadow - is this english?

    GoesStation is correct with "swallow his pride" but this deals with emotional issues.

    If the issue is physically dangerous then "bite the bullet" might be an idiom you can use

    John's friend was in danger of drowning. Though he could not swim, he decided to bite the bullet and wade into the water to try to save him.

    You could also use it to try to convince someone to do something.

    Your teeth look terrible! Bite the bullet and go to a dentist to get them fixed.

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