humility forced upon someone, often under embarrassing conditions; humiliation.
Obsolete. a pie made of the viscera and other inferior parts of deer or the like.
Idioms about humble pie
eat humble pie, to be forced to apologize humbly; suffer humiliation: He had to eat humble pie and publicly admit his error.
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How to use humble pie in a sentence
Looking back, he says, it was a hefty and much needed helping of humble pie.Weeds’s Hunter Parrish: The Final Seasons and Those Shirtless Scenes | Itay Hod | July 1, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Her pen travelled with remarkable ease over the paper; the humble pie, it appeared, was being consumed without much difficulty.The Angel of Pain | E. F. Benson
I shrewdly suspect that that estimable gentleman is going to eat humble pie, of my baking, from his wife's recipe.Within the Law | Marvin Dana
She forced her to accompany her to Baltimore to see Elaine, though she rebelled bitterly against this eating of "humble pie."Guy Kenmore's Wife and The Rose and the Lily | Mrs. Alex McVeigh Miller
I do really assure you she won't; it's only wasting your time, and making you eat humble pie.A Family Man (From the Fifth Series Plays) | John Galsworthy
It was not by eating humble pie, fellow, that I have grown to what I am.The Life of a Celebrated Buccaneer | Richard Clynton
British Dictionary definitions for humble pie
(formerly) a pie made from the heart, entrails, etc, of a deer
eat humble pie to behave or be forced to behave humbly; be humiliated
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