Sour Grapes




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Sour Grapes : Phrases



Meaning:

An implausible excuse for not achieving a goal; to be a little bitter about someone else's success.


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Origin:

This phrase comes from one of Aesop's fables in which a fox, having unsuccessfully tried to get at some grapes in a vineyard, went off saying
They're as sour as crabs, anyway!Crabs is likely to refer to crab apples.

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