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Meaning of “eat your words” in the English Dictionary

"eat your words" in British English

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eat your words

to ​admit that something you said before was ​wrong: Sam said it would never ​sell, but when he ​sees these ​salesfigures he'll have to eat his words.
(Definition of eat your words from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"eat your words" in American English

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eat your words

to be ​forced to ​admit that you were ​wrong about something: I said he’d never ​win, but I had to eat my words.
(Definition of eat your words from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “eat your words”
in Chinese (Simplified) 承认自己说错了话…
in Chinese (Traditional) 承認自己說錯了話…
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