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Where did the phrase "Eating humble pie" come from

  1. Tony the writer profile image75
    Tony the writerposted 4 years ago

    Where did the phrase "Eating humble pie" come from

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    JThomp42posted 4 years ago

    To eat humble pie is to apologize and/or face humiliation. originated from the dish "umbles pie" which peasants ate in medieval times (umbles are the innards of deer/cow/boar/whatever else was lying around).

    1. Tony the writer profile image75
      Tony the writerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds very nice, thanks.

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      JThomp42posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You are very welcome my friend.

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      JayeWisdomposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with JThomp and like his description of "umbles." In the U.S., we usually call it "eating crow", a dish not too many people would opt for if they had a choice.

 
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