Definition of eat humble pie in English:
Make a humble apology and accept humiliation: he will have to eat humble pie at training after being sent off for punching
[humble pie is from a pun based on umbles 'offal', considered inferior food]
More 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.
Definition of eat humble pie in:
- US English dictionary