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. Your wife doesn't strike me as the sort of woman to bear malice."
Morse, wondering the while how it felt to eat such humble pie. He did not decline the invitation.
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.
"I might have dessert as well," five-wicket hero Tim Murtagh told Sky at the interval, graciously refraining from any 'humble pie' jokes at England's expense.
He said that Pakistan is a peace-loving country,adding that deceitful Indian narrative had been defeated and India had eaten humble pie.
QUESTION 1 Gordon -, chef whose autobiography is titled Humble Pie. ANSWER:
Reacting to this in an interview with Joynews, Kwaw Kese has mentioned that he followed the brouhaha of Shatta and Pope too and he thinks that Wale must now eat the humble pie by admitting that he lied to Ghanaians about the worth of his house.
He tweeted out: "Good win for Cardiff I may have humble pie for tea...
The former Manchester United midfielder had predicted Town to be relegated this term, but admitted he had to eat humble pie after the Terriers achieved Premier League safety with back-to-back draws with Manchester City and Chelsea.
But now the humble pie has gone from a muddy field to award-winning and the Pieminister legacy is stretching across the country to Liverpool.
Umno and Barisan Nasional are poised to make (Dr) Mahathir and Pakatan eat humble pie.
Decorum and the moral imperative demand nothing less than eating humble pie before the public.