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Origin of sour grapes
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Example sentences from the Web for sour grapes
He had already let his reputation sour—and his country down—so he paid up.
Enforcement of U.S Code, Title VII, Chapter 25A “Export Standards for Grapes and Plums” remains fully funded, thank goodness.
If a Champagne is made only with the black grapes, it is called blanc de noirs, or “white from red.”
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When you think of what it takes to make your favorite spirit, ingredients like grapes, barley, or herbs probably come to mind.
And right after that, some nice sour milk would come splashing down into the trough of the pen.
As soon as he was in it Squinty ran over to the trough, hoping there would be some sour milk in it.
Why, he ordered his chamber-maid to bring him some soap and warm water, that he might wash the sour krout off his hands.
They affirmed it was an antidote to all poison; that it expelled rheums, sour humours, and obstructions of all kinds.
"Getting back home," answered Squinty, as he took a big drink of sour milk.
British Dictionary definitions for sour grapes
Word Origin for sour grapes
Idioms and Phrases with sour grapes
Disparaging what one cannot obtain, as in The losers' scorn for the award is pure sour grapes. This expression alludes to the Greek writer Aesop's famous fable about a fox that cannot reach some grapes on a high vine and announces that they are sour. In English the fable was first recorded in William Caxton's 1484 translation, “The fox said these raisins be sour.”