Значение идиомы eat crow

[eat crow] {v. phr.} To admit you are mistaken or defeated; takeback a mistaken statement.

John had boasted that he would play onthe first team; but when the coach did not choose him, he had to eatcrow.

Fred said he could beat the new man in boxing, but he lostand had to eat crow.

Compare: BACK DOWN, EAT HUMBLE PIE, EAT ONE’SWORDS.


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