One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be humiliated by having to admit one's defeats or mistakes.
- ‘I guarantee that I'll be back winning shows again, and then all the doubters are going to have to eat crow for dinner.’
- ‘It will be nice to see you eating crow in your midseason report.’
- ‘Every time I say I never want to hear another concept record about somebody's failed marriage, one comes along that's lovely enough to make me to eat crow.’
- ‘You will be eating crow for following a leader who has no intention of following through with his promises.’
- ‘We're having to eat crow, is what we're doing, and we might as well admit it.’
- ‘If by the 31 of December of this year, it hasn't happened, we will gladly eat crow.’
- ‘I smiled on the inside, glad that Sam had to eat crow.’
- ‘And if I go overboard, I eat crow and apologize and beg for mercy.’
- ‘But now the nutrition nay-sayers may have to eat crow.’
- ‘There, he needs to eat crow, apologise for his mistakes and make clear that he is turning a new page.’
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