bitter pill to swallow

higher level
| subject: AMERICAN ENGLISH IDIOMS
bad news; something unpleasant to accept
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After Gina spent her whole summer working as an intern for American Express, failing to get a full-time job offer from the company was a bitter pill to swallow.
gorzka pigułka do przełknięcia
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