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.
Decorum and the moral imperative demand nothing less than eating humble pie before the public.
Humble pie shortage There really wasn't enough humble pie to hand out to all those countless MPs (many of them Labour MPs), voters (many of them Labour voters) and "expert" journalists and commentators who dismissed Jeremy Corbyn's chances of achieving anything but an utter humiliation.
I HOPE that Mr Bill Kirby is right, and I look forward to eating, as he suggests, "a large portion of humble pie when we leave the EU and go from strength to strength and make our country a better place to live.
Kezia Dugdale is leader of Scottish Labour IT HAS been a week of motherhood and humble pie for Andrea Leadsom.
The phrase humble pie appears to be a simple culinary metaphor
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.
Rosy Redsheep IF Tan wants to get the fans on his side he needs to eat a large slice of humble pie.