eat humble pie
Definition of eat humble pie
: to admit that one was wrong or accept that one has been defeated They had to eat humble pie when the rumors they were spreading were proved false.
Word by Word Definitions
: to take in through the mouth as food : ingest, chew, and swallow in turn
: to destroy, consume, or waste by or as if by eating
: to bear the expense of : take a loss on
: something to eat : food
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