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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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
by buttfuckatude January 09, 2012
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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.
by Jon Smizzle May 26, 2006
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adj. when loosing in the Olympic Gymnastic event then calling the opposing side of Cheating or Cospiracy
Person1: uh oh Liukin got silver again those Chinese probably cheated
Person2: Shut up with your sour grapes comment.
by PhelpPhelp August 19, 2008
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Bad tasting hemorrhoids; presumably discovered during anilingus.
She was so sexy until I got a tongue full of sour grapes.
by RockyPeon84 December 07, 2012
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an unfortunate circumstance, or when something doesn't go your way. use it instead of saying "that's too bad" or "that sucks"
oh no you missed the bus? that's sour grapes for you, man

you can't come to the party? that's Sour Grapes!
by Jamaican By Blood July 06, 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'.
by SomeoneNew May 15, 2011
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