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In an old fable by Aesop, a hungry fox noticed a bunch of juicy grapes hanging from a vine. After several failed attempts to reach the grapes, the fox gave up and insisted that he didn't want them anyway because they were probably sour.

Nowadays when somebody expresses sour grapes, it means that they put down something simply because they can't have it.

The phrase is often used incorrectly as another way to express bitterness or resentment.
"Winning a million dollars would just be a big hassle anyway."
by Deej October 12, 2004
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Something you say when someone pretends not to be jealous.
A boy fancied a girl,but another boy took her.He pretended not to care,but his friends said 'sour grapes'.
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this phrase is derived from the fable by an acient guy called aesop

the story is that a fox sees some grapes high up0n a tree, he tries to get them,but after many failed attempts,the fox walks aways and says "they are probably sour anyway"

when somebody says "thats sour grapes" they are talkign about somebody desiring something,but unable to have it,so they pretend like they dont want it.when infact they do!
guy1 (who is blonde) : wow that girl is fit
guy2: dude she h8s blonde guys!
guy1: oh i dont care she is probably a dyke anyway
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In the old fable by Aesop, a hungry fox noticed a bunch of juicy grapes hanging from a vine. After several failed attempts to reach the grapes, the fox gave up and insisted that he didn't want them anyway because they were probably sour.

Making several attempts to get a girl you want, getting rejected by that girl, then you realizing somewhere down the line that you dont want her because shes probably sour
"I wanted her cherry, I got sour grapes" -Milo Aukerman
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Bad tasting hemorrhoids; presumably discovered during anilingus.
She was so sexy until I got a tongue full of sour grapes.
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When a male doesnt bathe for a couple of weeks and then makes his old lady suck on his testicles.
She likes the taste of my Sour Grapes.
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One who is angry or upset. Sour attitude.
If you were a grape and I put you in my mouth, I would spit you out because you were a sour grape.
by Connor Kirwan May 27, 2008
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