Meaning of humble pie

hum'ble pie'

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  1. humility forced upon someone, often under embarrassing conditions; humiliation.
  2. a pie made of the viscera and other inferior parts of deer or the like.
  3. to be forced to apologize humbly; suffer humiliation: He had to eat humble pie and publicly admit his error.
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