turn the other cheek
phrasal to respond to injury or unkindness with patience ; forgo retaliation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • turn the other cheek — {v. phr.} To let someone do something to you and not to do it in return; not hit back when hit; be patient when injured or insulted by someone; not try to get even. * /Joe turned the other cheek when he was hit with a snowball./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • turn the other cheek — {v. phr.} To let someone do something to you and not to do it in return; not hit back when hit; be patient when injured or insulted by someone; not try to get even. * /Joe turned the other cheek when he was hit with a snowball./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • turn the other cheek — If you turn the other cheek, you are humble and do not retaliate or get outwardly angry when someone offends or hurts you, in fact, you give them the opportunity to re offend instead and compound their unpleasantness …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • turn the other cheek — ► turn the other cheek refrain from retaliating after an attack or insult. [ORIGIN: with biblical allusion to the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 5.] Main Entry: ↑cheek …   English terms dictionary

  • turn the other cheek — phrasal : to respond to injury or unkindness with patience : forgo retaliation * * * turn the other cheek see under ↑turn • • • Main Entry: ↑cheek turn the other cheek To accept harm, violence, etc without defending oneself • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • turn the other cheek — let someone do something to you and not try to get revenge He decided to turn the other cheek when the man tried to start a fight in the restaurant. Digest 20/2002 not to retaliate; not to pay back bad behavior with more bad behavior When someone …   Idioms and examples

  • turn the other cheek — if you turn the other cheek when someone attacks or insults you, you do not get angry and attack or insult them but stay calm instead. Neither nation is renowned for turning the other cheek …   New idioms dictionary

  • turn the other cheek —    If you turn the other cheek, you are humble and do not retaliate or get outwardly angry when someone offends or hurts you, in fact, you give them the opportunity to re offend instead and compound their unpleasantness.   (Dorking School… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Turn the other cheek —   If you turn the other cheek, you are humble and do not retaliate or get outwardly angry when someone offends or hurts you, in fact, you give them the opportunity to re offend instead and compound their unpleasantness …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • turn the other cheek — accept hurt twice, not fight back    He is a passive man. He will turn the other cheek instead of fight …   English idioms

  • turn\ the\ other\ cheek — v. phr. To let someone do something to you and not to do it in return; not hit back when hit; be patient when injured or insulted by someone; not try to get even. Joe turned the other cheek when he was hit with a snowball …   Словарь американских идиом

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