eat humble pie
To be forced to acknowledge one's deficiencies or errors: “Professor Norris had to eat humble pie when the reviewers pointed out numerous factual errors in his book.” Humble pie refers to a dish originally made from the innards of a deer.
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What matters is being honest, humble, and a faithful and loyal friend, father and member of your community.
They are to face oppression with humble persistence and absolute conviction.
Abramoff said that the governor needed to remember to “be humble.”
Two Indonesian airlines, Garuda and Lion Air, have seen Fernandes eat their lunch and are only now responding.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501|Clive Irving|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Still, I wish that DuVernay had given us more about those who are less famous besides a scene where they all eat dinner together.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
You see Squinty, like most little pigs, thought more of something to eat than of anything else.
Jean clung to his English nurse, who played the fascinating game of pretending to eat his hand.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
I mean it is well my mother is ill, and doesn't wish to eat, for there would be nothing for her, if she did.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
Many of his bird neighbors,p. 31 for instance, liked the same things to eat that he did.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
That was because he was hungry, you see, but pigs nearly always eat fast, as though they were continually in a hurry.