eat dirt

eat dirt

suffer insults or humiliation. informal
In the USA eat dirt also has the sense of ‘make a humiliating retraction’ or ‘eat your words’.
See also: dirt, eat
References in classic literature ?
Not more than any other youngster did he like to eat dirt or to be misjudged, but he saw himself in a cleft stick.
Emile Klein's miracle cure for a neck injury resulted in him having an overwhelming, undeniable urge to go outside and eat dirt.
TOP fashion house Louis Vuitton is being sued over racism claims after a boss at a flagship store allegedly told an African employee: "Black people are slaves who eat dirt off the floor.
Well, there might be an emergency, as there was for West Ham when they released Carlton Cole and had to eat dirt and invite him back.
Nostalgia crosses the Atlantic and flows into post-Civil War American racialism and generates a new diagnostic category, cachexia Africana, a complex of symptoms including dirt-eating--yet poor whites eat dirt as well as slaves and ex-slaves, and, as a widened anthropological perspective discloses, so have people in many cultures across time and geography, with no suspicion of pathology and even a sound nutritional rationale (Fleissner).
Habana, speaking at South Africa's Cardiff base, laughed off the spat as he counted down to his attempt to make Williams eat dirt at the Millennium Stadium.
Being able to see the face of some young upstart in a souped-up sports coupe as you make them eat dirt can be oh so satisfying.
We would stick our hands in the fire, chew on the beetle bugs, and eat dirt.
Eat dirt, suckers, I was thinking as I hit them straight away with two pairs - aces and queens - on the first hand to move into the lead with $13,500.
This especially is dangerous for youngsters who eat dirt or other material exposed to egg-laden feces.
I'm guessing this is what the author wanted her to do, just prostrate herself and eat dirt.
GARBAGE star Shirley Manson has been diagnosed with a rare medical condition which makes her want to eat dirt and the heads of used matches.
Shortly before Dr David Kelly killed himself in Oxfordshire this time last year, this newspaper warned that unless Downing Street let the matter drop and stopped insisting the BBC eat dirt, the affair could blow up in its face.
PALMDALE - Professional cowboys will rope steers, fall off bulls and eat dirt next weekend when the Showdown Rodeo comes to Desert Sands Park.
some of us intentionally eat dirt, and we are joined in this practice by