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- verb idiomatic, intransitive to
admitone's faults; to make a humiliating apology
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The spoken phrase a numble pie (a pie made from the entrails of a deer) was re-interpreted as an umble pie, then written as (a) humble pie, whereafter the figurative meaning developing.
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dario commented on the word eat humble pie
To be forced to apologize abjectly or admit one's faults in humiliating circumstances.
May 6, 2010