eat humble pie


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eat humble pie

to act very humble when one is shown to be wrong. I think I'm right, but if I'm wrong, I'll eat humble pie. You think you're so smart. I hope you have to eat humble pie.
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eat humble pie

  (British, American & Australian) also eat crow (American)
to be forced to admit that you are wrong and to say you are sorry The producers of the advert had to eat humble pie and apologize for misrepresenting the facts.
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eat humble pie

To be forced to apologize abjectly or admit one's faults in humiliating circumstances.
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Even his arch critic, the Birmingham businessman John James, has decided to eat humble pie by admitting that the council leader is doing a good job.
WELL the dream is over for another year and the poor old Dubs have had to eat humble pie again by playing second fiddle to Tyrone in their own back yard at Croke Park.
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MichaelMcKillop Jill Angus ALL the people who were criticising Steele last season - time to eat humble pie.
Maybe it's time for the PM to eat humble pie and admit he's been feeding us with excuses.
I urge this hospital to show some compassion and waive the fine, eat humble pie and apologise.
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