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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 they are 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.Anger and displeasure
(Definition of sour grapes from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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