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Sova
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PostPosted: 07-Feb-11 17:14  Reply with quote

I've also seen "eat humble pie" used in the context of being humiliated, not necessarily as an admission of being wrong, but of being beaten, e.g. in sport. I guess the proper web term for such nowdays is to "be pwned."
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PostPosted: 09-Feb-11 16:34  Reply with quote

The more I think about it the more I think that someone "eats humble pie" after having taken a strident viewpoint that is the opposite of what actually transpires, or is correct.

Sova's example of sport is a good one. A team that would be described as having to eat humble pie would be one that told everyone in no uncertain terms that they would definitely win the match as their opponents were not very good etc etc. They then proceed to lose the match Laughing .
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PostPosted: 09-Feb-11 16:49  Reply with quote

Yes, that's a perfect example....the losing team, that had, before the game, declared that they would destroy the other team...would then have to have big dish of humple pie.
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