Acquire a taste for something // Bitter pill to swallow // Bite the hand that feeds one

Today we will review three new idioms. Acquire a taste for something, Bitter pill to swallow, and Bite the hand that feeds one. Review the definitions below and then look at the 3 example sentences for each idiom. After reviewing the information, try to make your own examples for each idiom.

 

IDIOMMEANING
Acquire a taste for somethingTo develop a desire for a particular food, drink, or experience
Bitter pill to swallowSomething that is very unpleasant but must be accepted
Bite the hand that feeds oneDeliberately hurt or offend a benefactor

ACQUIRE A TASTE FOR SOMETHING

#EXAMPLES
1He acquired a taste for salad after years of his mom giving it to him.
2She acquired a taste for spicy food.
3They acquired a taste for Mediterranean food after living overseas.

BITTER PILL TO SWALLOW

#EXAMPLES
1Losing to my younger sister was a bitter pill to swallow.
2Not passing the exam was a bitter pill to swallow.
3It was a bitter pill for her brother to swallow when she married his enemy.

BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS ONE

#EXAMPLES
1How can you bite the hand that feeds you?
2He can’t expect sympathy when he bites the hand that feeds him.
3You shouldn't bite the hand that feeds you.

 

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