swallow one's words

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  • swallow one's words — 1. To speak unclearly; fail to put enough breath into your words. * /Phyllis was hard to understand because she swallowed her words./ 2. See: EAT ONE S WORDS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • swallow one's words — 1. To speak unclearly; fail to put enough breath into your words. * /Phyllis was hard to understand because she swallowed her words./ 2. See: EAT ONE S WORDS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • swallow\ one's\ words — 1. To speak unclearly; fail to put enough breath into your words. Phyllis was hard to understand because she swallowed her words. 2. See: eat one s words …   Словарь американских идиом

  • swallow one's words — take back what one has said, go back on one s word …   English contemporary dictionary

  • swallow one's pride — {v. phr.} To bring your pride under control; humble yourself. * /After Bill lost the race, he swallowed his pride and shook hands with the winner./ Compare: EAT ONE S WORDS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • swallow one's pride — {v. phr.} To bring your pride under control; humble yourself. * /After Bill lost the race, he swallowed his pride and shook hands with the winner./ Compare: EAT ONE S WORDS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • swallow\ one's\ pride — v. phr. To bring your pride under control; humble yourself. After Bill lost the race, he swallowed his pride and shook hands with the winner. Compare: eat one s words …   Словарь американских идиом

  • eat one's words — also[swallow one s words] {v. phr.} To take back something you have said; admit something is not true. * /John had called Harry a coward, but the boys made him eat his words after Harry bravely fought a big bully./ Compare: EAT CROW …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • eat one's words — also[swallow one s words] {v. phr.} To take back something you have said; admit something is not true. * /John had called Harry a coward, but the boys made him eat his words after Harry bravely fought a big bully./ Compare: EAT CROW …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • eat\ one's\ words — • eat one s words • swallow one s words v. phr. To take back something you have said; admit something is not true. John had called Harry a coward, but the boys made him eat his words after Harry bravely fought a big bully. Compare: eat crow …   Словарь американских идиом

  • To eat one's words — Eat Eat ([=e]t), v. t. [imp. {Ate} ([=a]t; 277), Obsolescent & Colloq. {Eat} ([e^]t); p. p. {Eaten} ([=e]t n), Obs. or Colloq. {Eat} ([e^]t); p. pr. & vb. n. {Eating}.] [OE. eten, AS. etan; akin to OS. etan, OFries. eta, D. eten, OHG. ezzan, G.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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