To eat crow means to humble yourself and admit that you were wrong about something. Eating crow is a colloquial idiom, used in some English-speaking countries, that means humiliation by admitting having been proven wrong after taking a strong position. The crow is a carrion-eater that is presumably repulsive to eat in the same way that being proven wrong might be emotionally hard to swallow. The exact origin of the idiom is unknown, but it probably began with an American story published around 1850 about a dim-witted New York farmer.
George caught Suzanne making shit up again; I fact checked her good and told her to "Eat Crow, Bitch..."
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Used as an insult to call somebody poor or meaningless Eat Crown representing as a poor person's last resort to food or hillbillys eating crows.
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When you make a mistake and are forced to acknowledge it humbly.
I say I'm a great cook. Then you eat my food and it is no good. I sit there and eat crow.
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To man up and to admit you were wrong
That guy was Eating Crow when Obama was elected President, he had swore under his life that McCain would be elected
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To eat crow implies, at its mildest, an unpleasant action since the flesh of the crow is believed to be unpalatable. As an expression, it denotes the anguish of humiliation at having to admit to wrongdoing or fallability, usually in the wake of hubristic actions or words.
To Eat Crow: What bush ordered for lunch the day after the 2006 mid-term elections
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What John Kerry did November 3, 2004. Acknowledged that no amount of bashing the opponent, bandwagon hopping, or sucking up to the Hollywood pukes can get you into the White House. You actually need to have a better campaign plan than "I'm not Bush" and "my plan (which I don't have) is better."
Eat crow Johnny boy, and put some fucking Heinz Kerry ketchup on it!
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what bush must do after we pull our troops from the stupid war.
President bush should start to eat crow.
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