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English definition of “swallow your words”

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swallow your words

to be forced to admit that something you have said has been shown to be wrong: I had to swallow my words when the project turned out to be a great success.
Translations of “swallow your words”
in Chinese (Traditional) 被迫承認自己說的話不對…
in Chinese (Simplified) 被迫承认自己说的话不对…
(Definition of swallow your words from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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