In an argument between two people, when one person boasts or claims to know too much, the other shows her up or proves her wrong, and then the first person retreats from her initial position: “She saw that she was wrong, so she started to ________.”
This question was slightly altered from the 1965–70 question.
|EAT HER OWN WORDS||1|
|EAT HER WORDS||1|
|MAKE LIKE SHE WAS JUST KIDDING||1|
|PULL IN HER HORNS||1|
|TRY AND EAT HER WORDS||1|
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