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eat humble pie

Definition of eat humble pie in English:

Make a humble apology and accept humiliation.
[Humble pie is from a pun based on umbles 'offal', considered inferior food]
Example sentences
  • The paper decides to eat humble pie, giving it a front page story and an apology, which seems to be 15 years too late.
  • Now, seven years later, we're eating humble pie.
  • This Board will not be eating humble pie as he suggested.
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