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eat (one's) words

Fig. to have to take back one's statements; to confess that one's predictions were wrong. You shouldn't say that to me. I'll make you eat your words. John was wrong about the election and had to eat his words.
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eat your words

to admit that what you said is wrong I may eat my words, but I don't think Holly is going to be able to do this.
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eat (one's) words

To retract something that one has said.
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