eat your words

Eat your words
If you eat your words, you accept publicly that you were wrong about something you said.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • eat your words — informal phrase to admit that you were wrong about something Thesaurus: to admit you are wrong or have done something wrongsynonym Main entry: eat * * * eat your words : to take back what you have said : to admit that you were wrong about… …   Useful english dictionary

  • eat your words — eat (your) words to admit that what you said is wrong. I may eat my words, but I don t think Holly is going to be able to do this …   New idioms dictionary

  • eat your words —    If you eat your words, you have to admit that what you said before was wrong.     After predicting disastrous results, he had to eat his words when he saw the success of the new product …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • eat your words — regret what you said, admit you were wrong    He told me the answer, and I had to eat my words. I was wrong …   English idioms

  • eat your words — informal to admit that you were wrong about something …   English dictionary

  • have to eat your words — have to eat (your) words to be forced to admit that something you said before was wrong. She told me I d never be able to give up smoking, but she had to eat her words …   New idioms dictionary

  • eat your fill — eat/drink/your fill phrase to keep eating or drinking until you are not hungry or thirsty any more Thesaurus: to eat in a particular wayhyponym to drink in a particular wayhyponym general words meaningto eatsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • make (someone) eat (their) words — have to eat (your) words to be forced to admit that something you said before was wrong. She made him eat his words about women not having the physical strength to become boxers …   New idioms dictionary

  • eat — [ it ] (past tense ate [ eıt ] ; past participle eat|en [ itn ] ) verb intransitive or transitive *** to put food into your mouth and swallow it: We sat on the grass and ate our sandwiches. Don t talk while you re eating. I ve eaten too much.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • eat — W1S1 [i:t] v past tense ate [et, eıt US eıt] past participle eaten [ˈi:tn] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(food)¦ 2¦(meal)¦ 3 eat your words 4 eat your heart out 5 eat somebody alive/eat somebody for breakfast 6¦(use)¦ 7 eat humble pie …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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