His car, a lightly used Lincoln, was riddled with bullet holes.
He'd taken the bullet low in the spine, and he'd not have another erection in this life.
Talking stuff is one thing but firing a bullet at a man who has been trained to shoot back is another.
1550s, from Middle French boulette "cannonball, small ball," diminutive of boule "a ball" (13c.), from Latin bulla "round thing, knob" (see bull (n.2)). Earliest version of bite the bullet recorded 1891, probably with a sense of giving someone a soft lead bullet to clench in the teeth during a painful operation.
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