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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