the grapes are sour(redirected from grapes are sour)
the grapes are sour
Said in conjunction with criticism or disparagement of that which one cannot have. The phrase originated in one of Aesop's fables, in which a fox that cannot reach some grapes deems them sour and therefore undesirable. A: "Now that he didn't get the part, he's saying that he didn't really want it to begin with." B: "Oh, sure. The grapes are sour now."
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