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Meaning of “swallow your words” in the English Dictionary

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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 ​projectturned out to be a ​greatsuccess.
(Definition of swallow your words from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “swallow your words”
in Chinese (Simplified) 被迫承认自己说的话不对…
in Chinese (Traditional) 被迫承認自己說的話不對…
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