eat one's words

admit one has been wrong in sthone has said收回自己说过的话

Dick insisted the United States was larger than China but he had to eat his words when Beth showed him his map.狄克坚持说美国比中国大,但当贝思给他看地图时,他不得不收回他的话。

Don't boast too muchYou will be forced to eat your words one day.不要吹得太厉害,总有一天你不得不收回你说的话。

 


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