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sour grapesnoun [U]

/ˈsɑʊər ˈɡreɪps/
bad behavior that happens because someone else is more successful: Are his criticisms justified, or is this a case of sour grapes from a less successful artist?
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sour grapes

If you describe someone's behaviour or opinion as sour grapes, you mean that that person is 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.
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Translations of “sour grapes”
in Chinese (Simplified) 酸葡萄(指由于得不到而贬低某物)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 酸葡萄(指由於得不到而貶低某物)…
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