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Eat Humble Pie

To act humble or confess fault; to be sorry or bear dishonor


  • This idiom was used in the early 19th century to refer an abundantly apologize for mistakes. In medieval times, there was a pie called as ‘numble’ or ‘umble’. ‘Umble’ were the liver, entrails, and heart of deer and other animals and servants of that time ate a pie prepared of animals’ guts. The ‘umble’ of this pie changed into ‘humble’ that means submissive and lowly.

I’m sure I am right, if not, I’ll eat humble pie.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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eat humble pieTo admit one's faults; to make a humiliating apology.
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