References in classic literature ?
If anything ailed me, I'd willingly acknowledge the corn.
I acknowledge the corn, and that's just my way of boiling the matter down and summing it up.
ACKNOWLEDGE THE CORN Admit to being drunk, or to admit to any mistake or fault.
Long shaggy-dog stories have been concocted to explain the origin of acknowledge the corn.
Those who acknowledge the corn in newspaper reports often admit as much in so many words, as in this quote from the Philadelphia Spirit of the Times: "Your honor, I confess the corn.