make eat crow

make (one) eat crow

To cause or force one to admit that one was wrong, especially regarding something about which one was overconfident or too self-assured. They laughed at the thought of our team every winning the championships, but we'll make them eat crow when we beat them for the title tomorrow! They made me eat crow when they showed me the sales numbers for the latest product.
See also: crow, eat, make

make someone eat crow

Fig. to cause someone to retract a statement or admit an error. Because Mary was completely wrong, we made her eat crow. They won't make me eat crow. They can't prove I was wrong.
See also: crow, eat, make