Idiom:  eat one's words


Idiom:  eat one's words

  • to admit being wrong about something

Example sentences

— I told everyone my girlfriend was going to say yes to my marriage proposal but sadly, I'm eating my words.

— You're going to eat your words when you lose all of your money with that investment. 

— I never thought my son would get into an Ivy League college but I I was happy to eat my words.

— I predicted we would win the case but boy did I eat my words.

— The weatherman predicted sunny weather all weekend but ate his words—it's practically hurricane weather.

— I want someone to double check the statistics. I don’t want to have to eat my words after this presentation.

— My supervisor is a great guy. He doesn’t mind eating his words when he’s wrong.

— I think your roommate stole your money but if she didn’t, I’ll be happy to eat my words.

— You'll eat your words when I make it to the Olympics.

— The communication director ate her words when my conference idea was praised by the executive director.


  • swallow one's words
  • eat crow

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