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eat crow

Definition of eat crow in English:

North American informal Be humiliated by having to admit one’s defeats or mistakes: the so-called experts will be eating crow tonight
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  • You will be eating crow for following a leader who has no intention of following through with his promises.
  • We're having to eat crow, is what we're doing, and we might as well admit it.
  • There, he needs to eat crow, apologise for his mistakes and make clear that he is turning a new page.
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Pronunciation: ˈɔːθəʊɛpi
noun
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