Having to put up with or bear a near intolerable situation
At channel 9 in Sydney:
This conversation was submitted to court in an affidavit by Mark Llewellyn.
Browne said: "We've got big plans for you at the network and Eddie and I think you are one of the real talents at Nine. This is therefore a difficult chat, because there is a shit sandwich you're going to be asked to swallow. We want to cut your pay to $400,000 and we want you to consider taking on one of two new positions."