Idiom – Eat your words

  • Idiom – Eat your words or swallow your words.
  • Meaning – To admit that you’ve said something wrong. This expression is used to take back or an earlier statement. If somebody has to eat their words they are admitting that their earlier prediction was wrong, often in a humiliating way.
Example:
  • “My teacher told me that I would fail all of my final tests. I’m going to make him eat his words!”
Discuss:
  • Is there an idiom like this in your country?
What is an idiom?

An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally.  An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.

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