Today’s expression is…
“A bitter pill to swallow…”
Introduce it with some examples:
Losing the cup final to a goal in the last minute was a bitter pill to swallow for the Tottenham fans.
The terrible sales figures for the final quarter of the year were a bitter pill to swallow for the company’s directors.
Lead students to the meaning: a difficult fact to accept
Think of some difficult facts you’ve had to accept recently:
- Your sports team
- Your school/uni results
- Something at work
- Something in your personal life