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A pie formerly made from the edible organs of a deer or hog.
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.]
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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]
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humility forced upon someone; humiliation.Idioms:
eat humble pie, to be forced to apologize.
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