Today’s idiom: “eating your words”

1 Nov

Sometimes we say things which look very stupid, or very wrong, some time later. When this happens, we might have to admit that we were wrong. The idiom “to eat your words” describes this situation.

For example: “You shouldn’t say that to me. I’ll make you eat your words!” Or: “Peter was wrong about his prediction for Wimbledon and had to eat his words.”

eat your words


One Response to “Today’s idiom: “eating your words””

  1. Avu Lushik November 1, 2013 at 07:00 #

    Very intresting 🙂
    we have an expression like this; but its meaning is different…
    we say “to swallow the words” about a scrambled speech..
    when some people speak very fast they dont say the ending of words. It looks like they swallow the sounds of the end of words 🙂

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