humble pie


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humble pie

n.
A pie formerly made from the edible organs of a deer or hog.
Idiom:
eat humble pie
To be forced to apologize abjectly or admit one's faults in humiliating circumstances.

[Alteration (influenced by humble) of obsolete umble pie : Middle English umbles, edible animal organs (variant of numbles, from Norman French nombles, from Old French, loin of veal, probably from alteration of Latin lumbulus, diminutive of lumbus, loin) + pie.]

humble pie

n
1. (Cookery) (formerly) a pie made from the heart, entrails, etc, of a deer
2. eat humble pie to behave or be forced to behave humbly; be humiliated
[C17: earlier an umble pie, by mistaken word division from a numble pie, from numbles offal of a deer, from Old French nombles, ultimately from Latin lumbulus a little loin, from lumbus loin]

hum′ble pie′


n.
humility forced upon someone; humiliation.
Idioms:
eat humble pie, to be forced to apologize.
References in classic literature ?
If you've made a fool of yourself you must eat humble pie.
Morse, wondering the while how it felt to eat such humble pie.
To have eaten humble pie, to have been snubbed and patronized and satirized and have consented to take it as one of the conditions of the bargain--to have done this, and done it all for nothing, surely gave one a right to protest.
They're working together on cookery game show, Humble Pie.
HUMBLE PIE (WATCH, 8pm) TAKE a dollop of cookery show, a dash of game show and a seasoning of celebrity chef, mix them up and this is the result.
BREWER Jim Porter was seeking perfection When brewing brown ale he found the connection A flagship beer it would soon become And earn Jim Porter a tidy sum A mature smooth refreshing travelling ale, Soon impressed on a worldwide scale Brown ale is mentioned in a Humble Pie song Knowing when singing it they could do no wrong Famous now the world over From mighty New York too little Dover Beware when drinking Newcastle Brown, A little too much can bring you down The morning after it has been said, Never again, I'm too hung over to get out of bed.
But one thing's for sure, you won't find humble pie on Chef Shatter's menu.
We laugh at you on a weekly basis and look forward to May when you will need to swallow some serious humble pie.
TORY peer Baroness Jenkins cast peer Baroness Jenkins cast aspersions on the less fortunate by claiming they didn't know how to cook and then was forced to eat humble pie and apologise.
Rosy Redsheep IF Tan wants to get the fans on his side he needs to eat a large slice of humble pie.
But all the stars were left eating humble pie after their gigs were shunned in favor of mourning the dead.
MichaelMcKillop Jill Angus ALL the people who were criticising Steele last season - time to eat humble pie.