swallow one's words
Take back what one said, as in If they win I'll have to swallow my words. George Farquhar used this idiom in The Inconstant (1702): “I have swallowed my words already; I have eaten them up.” For a synonym, see eat one's words.
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In other words, fluoride is a broad-spectrum, bipartisan, long-lasting magnet for dissent.
Added to drinking water at concentrations of around one part per million, fluoride ions stick to dental plaque.
In his view, a writer has only one duty: to be present in his books.
Yet this, in the end, is a book from which one emerges sad, gloomy, disenchanted, at least if we agree to take it seriously.
In other words, the free thinker defending freedom of thought.
Practise gliding in the form of inflection, or slide, from one extreme of pitch to another.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
He alludes to it as one of their evil customs and used by them to produce insensibility.
There was a rumor that Alessandro and his father had both died; but no one knew anything certainly.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
He prepared a glossary of provincial and archological words, intended for a supplement to Johnson's Dictionary.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Truth is a torch, but one of enormous size; so that we slink past it in rather a blinking fashion for fear it should burn us.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou