Idiom: Eat your words

Thanksgiving is next week.  A holiday about giving thanks and eating!

Today’s idiom is:


I predicted that our team would win, but after the loss I’ll have to eat my words.

This idiom means: to regret something said; take back something said

This idiom may have its origin back in the days of kings and couriers.  It is said that when a courier brought a nobleman a parchment with bad news, he made the courier eat the parchment.

I hope you are eating turkey and pumpkin pie next week, not your words!

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