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English definition of “sour grapes”

sour grapes

If you describe someone's behaviour or opinion as sour grapes, you mean that that person is angry because they have not got or achieved something that they wanted: I don't think it's such a great job - and that's not just sour grapes because I didn't get it.
(Definition of sour grapes from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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