One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to indicate that one thinks the specified thing is extremely unlikely to happen.‘if he comes back, I'll eat my hat’
- ‘It's so secret I haven't a clue where or when it is but I'll tell you this: if I don't get there, I'll eat my hat.’
- ‘But if you like the samples, you'll love the original stuff, or I'll eat my hat.’
- ‘If he's not snapped up by Hollywood I'll eat my hat.’
- ‘If computers come with CD drives 50 years from now, I'll eat my hat.’
- ‘If there's a child anywhere that'll like this I'll eat my hat.’
- ‘If you do all that, and still don't get an A, I'll eat my hat.’
- ‘If London is still standing in the year 2020, I'll eat my hat.’
- ‘If they can do it without relying on underlying axioms of homophobia and bigotry, then I'll eat my hat.’
- ‘If places like Scarborough and Doncaster don't benefit from that I'll eat my hat.’
- ‘And if that doesn't spark some debate, I'll eat my hat.’
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