bullets were splashing all around his feet, and then one hit him.
American words sting and they can be transformed into Iranian bullets, and President Obama knows that full and very well.
The fact that the one wife was hit says to me that there were bullets flying.
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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