Where does the phrase "sour grapes" come from?

  1. Myn Is Me profile image72
    Myn Is Meposted 5 years ago

    Where does the phrase "sour grapes" come from?


  2. Catzgendron profile image74
    Catzgendronposted 5 years ago

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  3. Historia profile image80
    Historiaposted 5 years ago

    'Sour grapes' comes from an Aesop fable. It means that you pretend not to want something that you want very much but cannot get hold of. In the fable, a fox passes beneath a bunch of grapes and tries to reach them. He tries jumping again and again, imagining all the time how juicy and good they will taste but he still cannot reach them. In the end he walks away, muttering to himself that they were probably sour in any case and he never really wanted them.