Meaning of “eat your words” in the English Dictionary

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"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 sales figures 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)

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