humble pie


Definition of humble pie

: a figurative serving of humiliation usually in the form of a forced submission, apology, or retraction often used in the phrase eat humble pie

Examples of humble pie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But as cryptocurrency markets crumble beneath an unstable global economy and a series of embarrassing episodes, the sector could benefit from a nice slice of humble pie. Jacob Carpenter, Fortune, 14 June 2022 But the players who don't back it up and ultimately lose eat the biggest slice of humble pie. Dana Scott, The Arizona Republic, 17 May 2022 What better place than the Bengals' home of Paul Brown Stadium to give Joe Burrow a serving of humble pie? Dave Clark, The Enquirer, 5 May 2022 For all those who for so many years were skeptical about the idea of a luxury prestige brand such as Rolls-Royce ever getting into the SUV game, the Cullinan represents a rather large slice of humble pie. Kyle Edward, Forbes, 8 Oct. 2021 The Razorbacks and Rebels scarfed down some humble pie last week. Los Angeles Times, 7 Oct. 2021 Coach Steve Sarkisian admitted Arkansas served up a heaping slice of humble pie to Texas last weekend. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, 19 Sep. 2021 His analysis was carefully mixed with a touch of special pleading and a large slice of humble pie. Patrick Frater, Variety, 18 Aug. 2021 The exacting standards of these pizzaioli are responsible for changing the perception of the fare from a humble pie into a deeply respected cuisine. Francesco Lastrucci, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 Feb. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of humble pie

1830, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of humble pie was in 1830

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22 Jun 2022

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“Humble pie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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